Shericka Jackson and Top Caribbean Athletes Ready for Marrakech Diamond League Showdown
Shericka Jackson and Top Caribbean Athletes Ready for Marrakech Diamond League Showdown

MARRAKECH, Morocco — The entry lists for the Marrakech Diamond League, set for Saturday, May 18, have been published, and they feature a stellar array of talent headlined by 200 meters World Champion Shericka Jackson.

The Jamaican sprint sensation is set to make her season debut over the distance, bringing her explosive speed and world-class credentials to the Moroccan track. Fans and competitors alike eagerly await Jackson’s performance as she aims to set the tone for the season ahead.

In the women’s 200 meters, Shericka Jackson will be joined by a competitive field including Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji, Italy’s Dalia Kaddari, and Denmark’s Ida Karstoft.

Caribbean Excellence on Display at Marrakech Diamond League

Joining Jackson in representing the Caribbean are several top-tier athletes. In the men’s 100 meters, Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, Julian Forte, and Rohan Watson will compete against a formidable field, including Canada’s Andre De Grasse and the USA’s Pjai Austin and Brandon Hicklin. Blake, with a personal best of 9.69, is still among for Olympic Games glory, while Forte and Watson look to make significant impacts.

The women’s 400 meters hurdles will see a strong Jamaican presence with Rushell Clayton, Janieve Russell, and Shiann Salmon all set to compete. Clayton, with a season best of 53.72, and Russell, with a personal best of 53.08, will be key contenders. Salmon, also in great form, adds depth to this competitive field.

In the men’s discus throw, Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle will challenge the likes of Mykolas Alekna, who recently set a world record, and Sweden’s Daniel Ståhl. Dacres, with a personal best of 70.78, and Smikle, with 68.14, are among the top throwers to watch.

The men’s 400 meters will feature Jamaican athlete Rusheen McDonald, who holds a personal best of 43.93. McDonald will face tough competition from Botswana’s Bayapo Ndori and Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga, both boasting impressive times.

Adding to the excitement, the men’s triple jump will see Cuba’s Lázaro Martínez competing against world-class athletes like Portugal’s Pedro Pichardo and Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango. Martínez, with a season best of 17.51, is poised to challenge for top honors.

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