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Sherika Jackson defeated as Women’s 200m world record shattered at Prefontaine Classic


Sep 17, 2023

Shericka Jackson’s quest for history in the women’s 200 meters will continue until 2024. Despite falling short of breaking Jamaican Florence Griffith Joyner’s world record, Jackson achieved a remarkable feat by winning the Diamond League title at the Prefontaine Classic in 21.57 seconds, breaking the previous meet record set by Tori Bowie in 2017.

This victory not only secured Jackson’s undefeated season in the women’s 200 meters but also marked her first gold medal at the World Championships and her second all-time at the Olympics. Her remarkable season included clocking the second fastest time of 21.41. However, Griffith-Joyner’s legendary world record of 21.34, set in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will remain unbroken until the 2024 Olympic year.

In the race, Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josée Ta Roux secured second place with a season’s best score of 22.10 points. Anthony Strachan from the Bahamas claimed the third spot with a time of 22.16 seconds. Americans Tee Tee Terry, Kayla White, and Jenna Prandini finished in fourth, fifth, and sixth place respectively, with times of 22.21, 22.49, and 22.68 seconds.

Overall, it was a thrilling competition, showcasing the extraordinary talent and determination of these athletes in the women’s 200 meters event.

By Editor

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