Shericka Jackson wins the women’s 200m gold, her first individual world title, on Day 7 of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
She earned bronze over 400m in 2015 and 2019. Earlier in the championships, she took silver over 100m. Now Shericka Jackson has a complete set of World Championship medals spanning three sprint distances after winning the 200m here in Oregon.
She did it in style, too, smashing the championship record with 21.45. That also breaks Elaine Thompson-Herah’s Jamaican record and is the second-fastest time in history behind the long-standing world record of 21.34.
It’s quite the turnaround from the Olympic Games last year where Jackson failed to advance from the first round after easing down too much in her heat.
In Oregon, she didn’t put a foot wrong. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the 100m winner, had a slight lead off the bend, but Jackson’s superior speed and endurance showed in the race’s second half as she opened up a clear gap on her rivals.
Fraser-Pryce held on to take silver in 21.81 and defending champion Dina Asher-Smith made it onto the podium again, earning bronze with 22.02.