Jamaican Jackson sets the 3rd time in history

Jamaican Shericka Jackson set the third time in 200m history in 21.55 seconds to win her country’s Athletics Championships on Sunday in Kingston, three weeks before the Worlds.

After her 100m victory on Friday, Jackson announced that she was under pressure for the 200m, but she did not hide her surprise when she saw her time on the bulletin board, validated by the absence of wind .

Only American Florence Griffith-Joyner, whose world record (21.34) has stood since 1988, and Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, who ran in 21.53 seconds last year at the Tokyo Olympics, were faster than her on the half-lap.

The 28-year-old sprinter broke her personal best time of 26/100th, as well as the “MPM” of 21.77 sec achieved a handful of hours earlier by the American Abby Steiner in Eugene (Oregon) at the State Championships -United.

She beat Olympic champion Thompson-Herah (22.05) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (22.14).