Jackson completes DL double with 200m win
Jamaica's Shericka Jackson celebrates after winning the women's 200m final during the Diamond League athletics meeting at Stadion Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on August 31, 2023.Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two-time 200m World Championships winner, Shericka Jackson, completed the Diamond League sprint double after setting a meet record of 21.57 seconds (0.3m/s) to win the 200m on Sunday’s second day of the Diamond League final at the PreFontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

A day after running 10.70 seconds to win the 100m, Jackson was not challenged as she broke the previous meet record of 21.77 seconds set in 2017 by the late Tori Bowie.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou was second with a season’s best 22.10 seconds and Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas was third in 22.16 seconds.

Meanwhile, Natoya Goule-Toppin broke her own Jamaican national record in the women’s 800m after she placed third in 1:55.96 seconds, faster than the 1:56.15 seconds she ran in Monaco in 2018.

Athing Mu, the bronze medallist at the World Championships in Budapest last month, ran an American national record, world-leading and meet record 1:54.97 seconds to win the event.

Keely Hodgkinson was second with a Great Britain national record of 1:55.19 seconds.

-Paul A Reid

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