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Shericka Jackson Wins Heat but 3rd in Indoor Final

Shericka Jackson Wins Heat but 3rd in Indoor Final
Shericka Jackson

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson was a third-place finisher at Sunday’s (6 March) World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting in Paris, France.

Shericka Jackson crossed the finish line in 7.18 seconds behind Swiss Mujinga Kambundji, who clocked 7.06 to win, and Finland’s Lotta Kemppinen, 7.17. Earlier in the heats, Jackson topped won in 7.20 seconds while Kambundji won hers in 7.11.

US veteran Mike Rodgers won the men’s 60 meter dash in 6.61 seconds ahead of Frenchmen Jeff Prius (6.72) and Dylan Vermont, 6.63.

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Triple jump winner Jean-Marc Pontvianne got out to 17.08 meters over Algerian Yasser Triki, who finished with a 16.95-meter effort. In the women’s event, Portugal’s Patricia Mamona got out to 14.15 meters to beat Thea LaFond (14.12).

One day after his national record (6.05m) in Rouen, Chris Nilsen returned with 5.88 meters to win the pole vault. Kurtis Marschall took second with a clearance of 5.76 meters, the same height as Valentin Lavillenie, 5.76.

Cyrena Samba-Mayela was the fastest in the women’s hurdles final in 7.92 seconds, ahead of Reeta Hurske from Finland, whose 7.93 equalled her personal best and Ditaji Kambundji’s 7.94, a Swiss record.

Wilhelm Belocian clocked 7.53 seconds to win the men’s hurdles ahead of Aurel Manga (7.57). Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, after clocking 7.68 in his heat, did not run in the final due to a cramp.

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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.


  1. Congratulations to u Shericka keep up the good work nuff love an blessings to u my love keep an soaring.❤❤🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲


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