Jamaican ladies once more demonstrated their superiority in short-distance races. Shericka Jackson won the 200-meter title at the world championships .Jackson set a championship record of 21.45 seconds, the second fastest time ever run over the distance, for a first individual world title at Hayward Field.
Only the late Florence Griffith-Joyner, who ran a 21.34 in 1988, has ever run faster, making Jackson the fastest living woman on Earth. She also felt some relief following her unpleasant experience at the Tokyo Olympics, where she failed to advance after easing up too early in the 200-meter heats despite being heavily favored to win a gold.
“I’m feeling great. I came out and put on a show,” said Jackson, “The fastest woman alive, the national and championship record, I can’t complain.”
Fraser-Pryce, who had just won the 100-meter gold, finished second in 21.81 seconds, while Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain, the defending champion, finished third (22.02).
Usain Bolt tweeted “Brilliant” with two Jamaican flags to symbolize the gold haul seconds after the victory.