Shericka Jackson wins Zurich Diamond League 200m title
Shericka Jackson wins Zurich Diamond League 200m title

Shericka Jackson won her first Diamond League trophy on Thursday (8 Sept) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Jackson won the 200m at the Zurich Diamond League, the final of the 13-meet series at the Letzigrund Stadium.

The world champion crossed the line in 21.80, just missing Merlene Ottey’s meeting record of 21.66.

Americans Gabrielle Thomas ran 22.38 for second and Tamara Clark, 22.42 for third in the event.

Jackson is very satisfied with the victory. “I just wanted to come out here and take the win and run as fast as possible,” she said.

“I had the 100m in my leg. My season was magnificent. I have run so many fast times. It is a wonderful year for me. I am just grateful for everything that happened,” concluded Jackson.

Zurich Diamond League Full Results here at this link

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