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May 24, 2024

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Shericka Jackson Concentrates on the World Championships

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She Hasn’t Decided Which Events to Compete In

With the upcoming World Athletics Championships and the National Senior Championships set to take place in a few weeks, Shericka Jackson, a spectacular Jamaican sprinter, is yet to decide which categories she will compete in at the contest in Eugene, Oregon, from 15th to 24th July.

” I’ve done a couple 400m races and recently began my season with a 100m run. I’m simply grateful that I’m healthy enugh to choose any race that I wish,” Jackson explained.

Jackson is the 7th fastest Jamaican in the 200m hurdles, with a career high of 21.87 seconds. She won one Olympic bronze medal and two World Championships in the 400m, she dashingly took home another bronze medal during the 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo for the 100m hurdles. 

The sprinter, 27, began her season in the 100m on Saturday at the National Stadium’s JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series. Winning in 11.00 seconds after scooting to 11.37 seconds in the semi-final the previous evening.

While she prefers the short sprints, she notes that her workout plan was created to guarantee that she is prepared for all of her competitions.

“In the meantime, we will focus on the 100m-200m, then we will see what happens next,” Jackson stated. Jackson will face stiff competition locally and internationally, regardless of which event she chooses to compete in.

She emphasized her commitment to the assigned task, particularly after admitting that a slip in focus cost her a race when she tumbled out from the 200m last year in Tokyo.

“It’s one step at a time for me.” The biggest goal for now is the World Championships, after that we will see how things progress,” she said, “but my major goal now would be to make the World squad.”

Last year, Jackson took bronze in the women’s 100m as part of a Jamaican sweep, but she was unable to qualify for the 200m event due to a poorly adjudicated semi-final.

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