Shericka Jackson breaks Rabat Diamond League 200m record
Shericka Jackson (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica - World Champion Shericka Jackson gave a glimpse of what is to come after she ran a season’s best and meet record 21.98 seconds (0.8m/s) to win the women’s 200m at Sunday’s Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athletisme de Rabat, the second stop on the Wanda Diamond League.

Jackson had an ordinary start and came off the curve just behind American teenager Tamari Davis but took over the race and powered home to shatter the 22.29 seconds set in 2018 by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas.

Kingston-based Antonique Strachan was second in a personal best 22.15 seconds while Davis also set a lifetime best 22.30 seconds for third place.

National record holder Rusheen McDonald ran a strong second half to place third in the men’s 400m, clocking 45.55 seconds behind the winner Steven Gardner of the Bahamas who ran 44.70 seconds and American Vernon Norwood- 45.11 seconds.

- Paul A Reid

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