The second-fastest woman ever at 200 meters, Shericka Jackson, is likely to skip the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham for a meet on the European circuit.
Jackson, who won the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200-meter title in both a championship and Jamaican record 21.45 seconds, is confirmed for the Silesia Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, the ninth Diamond League meeting of the year, on August 6 in Poland. There, she will face Bahamian 400-meter world champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo over the half-lap distance.
August 6 is the same day as the Commonwealth Games 200-meter final in Birmingham, so Jackson has no chance of running both meets. The heats of the women’s 400 meters will run off on August 4 and the semi-finals on August 5.
“As it happens, her (Jackson) next one comes at the Silesia Kamila Skolimowska Memorial! On August 6, Jackson will be running here, along with the great Shaunae Miller-Uibo. The Bahamian won the 400 meters in Eugene on Friday, but in Silesia, she wants to test her speed. It will be a fantastic duel,” predicted Piotr Małachowski, sports director of the Diamond League in the Silesian Stadium, the organizers said.
Jackson’s friend and world 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will participate in the women’s 100 meters.
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