Shericka Jackson thankful for 2019 season
Shericka Jackson thankful for 2019 season

Shericka Jackson is singing “praises to God” after ending a magnificent 2021 track and field season, which brought her several milestones.

“All praise to God,” Jackson wrote on Instagram.

Jackson, a known quarter-miler, switched to short sprints this year and went on to win bronze in the 100m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Elaine Thompson-Herah won gold ahead of fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

She also achieved sub-10.8-second and sub-22-second personal bests in the 100m and 200m respectively at the Jamaica Olympic Trials and then improved to 10.76s in the former distance at the 2020 Olympics. Her 21.82 personal best 200m time came in the Diamond League Trophy battle she lost to Christine Mboma.

Shericka Jackson anchored Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m in Tokyo.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games 400m bronze medallist, who pocketed the event’s same colour medals at the World Championships in Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019, is also a 49.47 400m runner.

“I know that all good things must come to an end, and I must say that it was an incredible journey. This season was a remarkable & memorable one for me. I’m super grateful for all that I’ve achieved. Thanks to my sponsor Puma for your continuous support. To my family and friends, I appreciate y’all so much for keeping me grounded through the ups and downs,” she said.

“To my supporters, thanks for always supporting me.

“2021 track season as I say goodbye to you. Thanks for the rewards & the lessons. Until next time,” Shericka Jackson said.

The former Vere star won over 40 medals for Jamaica from Carifta Games, World Youth, World U20, World Championships and Olympic Games.

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