Shericka Jackson ready for Budapest 23 after winning Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200m title
Shericka Jackson ready for Budapest 23 after winning Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200m title

World 200m champion Shericka Jackson headline a list of seven Jamaicans down to race at Saturday’s (30 July) Meeting Internazionale Sport e Solidarieta in Italy.

The event set for the Stadio G. Teghil, Lignano Sabbiadoro in Italy, is a World Athletics Continental Tour – Challenger meeting.

Shericka Jackson wins Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200m title
EUGENE, OREGON – JULY 21: Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica celebrates after winning gold 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 Andy Lyons/Getty Images for World Athletics)

Jackson, who won the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships 200m gold and 100m silver medals, will face the starter in the women’s 100.

Several of her MVP teammates, Krystal Sloley, Natasha Morrison, Shokoria Wallace, and Kasheika Cameron, are also down for the 100m.

Junelle Bromfield will contest the women’s 400m and Rusheen McDonald, the men’s event.

Americans Chantel Brisset is in the women’s 100m hurdles and Emmanuel Matadi will run the men’s 100m.

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Anthony Foster
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.

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