Shericka Jackson gets her hair fix by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at Oregon22
EUGENE, OREGON - JULY 21: Silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Team Jamaica and gold medalist Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica celebrate after competing in the Women's 200m Final on day seven of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 21, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images for World Athletics)

EUGENE, USA – Shericka Jackson has received several praises from the international track and field fraternity after her scintillating World Athletics Championships Oregon22 women’s 200-meter performance on Thursday (21 July).

The time bettered the Jamaican record of 21.53 set by Elaine Thompson-Herah to win the Olympics in 2021; the Championship record of 21.63 run by Dafne Schippers in 2015 and is a Hayward Field and USA all-comers record.

“Shericka!! Whew! Taking the deuce to new levels!!,” tweeted American superstar Allyson Felix.

Yohan Blake, Deagu 2011 world 100-meter champion and the second fastest man ever, wrote: “Magnificent running from Shericka. Shelly was brilliant also. I know Elaine will be back.”

Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, who won double silver at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, also commented: “Jamaica has the fastest man in the world, Jamaica has the fastest living woman in the 100 meters and the fastest living woman in the 200 meters. We are what greatness is made of. A great country. Cuthbert-Flynn is also a Minister of State in the Ministry of Health in Jamaica.

Jackson ran a speedy corner, only beaten by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce for the first 100 meters, 11.03 to 11.04. However, the former Vere Technical student killed the last 100, which was timed in 10.41.

“Shericka’s last 100 was ridiculous,” said Jeremy Wariner, who himself is a legend of the sport.

Emmanuel Chinedum Acho, a former Nigerian-American linebacker, commented on the performance. “The fastest living woman in the 100 is Jamaican – Elaine Thompson; the fastest living woman in the 200 meters is Jamaican – Shericka Jackson. There’s something special in that curry goat! I gotta go back to Jamaica.”

Jon Mulkeen, track and field journalist, said, “She also becomes the first woman to break 21.70 three times in one season (21.45, 21.55, 21.67).”

Jackson’s MVP club also pointed out the important statistic of her performance. “Let us state this fact without fear of contradiction. Shericka Jackson is the first and only person to win medals in the 100 meters (silver), 200 meters (gold), 400 meters (bronze x2), 4x100m (gold), 4×400 meters (gold & bronze) at the World Championships! Excellence personified is Shericka Jackson. MVP!”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.