Shericka Jackson withdraws from Commonwealth Games

By Kayon Raynor


Freshly crowned 200 metres World Champion Shericka Jackson has withdrawn from Jamaica's team to the Commonwealth Games, according to highly place Radio Jamaica Sports sources.

When contacted a short while ago, athletics team manager Ludlow Watts confirmed being advised of Jackson withdrawal Saturday morning.

Watts also indicated that Olympic and World Championship sprint relay gold medallist Natasha Morrison has also withdrawn from the games taking place in Birmingham, England.

According to Radio Jamaica Sports sources, 2013 world 400m bronze medallist Stephenie Ann McPherson has also pulled out of the commonwealth games.

Jackson and Morrison are entered to contest the 100 metres this afternoon at the Lignano International challenger meet in Italy.

They will face off against Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and fellow Jamaicans shokoria Wallace, Kasheika Cameron and Krystal Sloley.

Jackson, who sped to 21.45secs, the second fastest time ever over 200m, in Oregon to take gold, is also entered to compete at the Silesia Diamond League Poland on August 6th before the Gyulai István Memorial Grand Prix in Hungary on August 8 and the Monaco Diamond League meet two days later.

In the meantime, national record holder Rusheen McDonald will seek to lower his season best of 45.43secs when he runs the 400m in Lignano.

Olympic mile relay medallist Junelle Bromfield is down to compete in the women's equivalent.

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