Jackson wins 100m Diamond Trophy

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Jerome Foster

2-time world 200 metre champion Shericka Jackson avenged her defeat to American Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Budapest to capture the Diamond Trophy for the event on Saturday’s opening day of the final Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon.

Jackson stormed to 10.70 seconds, while two time double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah produced another season's best effort, clocking 10.79 seconds for third, while Richardson was a distant fourth in 10.80 seconds. Another Jamaican, Natasha Morrison logged a personal best of 10.85 seconds for sixth.

In the men's equivalent, Kishane Thompson was the best placed Jamaican after ending fourth in 9.87 seconds. 
Yohan Blake was sixth in 10.08 seconds.

Another Jamaican, Ackeem Blake false started in the event that went to Christian Coleman in a world-lead equaling 9.83 seconds. World champion Noah Lyles was second with 9.85.

Jamaica's next podium finishes came in the women's triple jum where 2-time World Championship silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts for only the third time in her career jumped over 15 metres and cut the sand at 15.03 meters to surpass her previous best of 15.01 in claiming second.

Kimberly Williams racked up a season's best 14.91 metres for third.

Venezuela's world record holder and 4-time world champion Yulimar Rojas won the event with a world-leading mark of 15.35 seconds.

Meanwhile, Shericka Jackson will be back in action on Sunday's second and final day of the Eugene Diamond League meet and will be one of seven Jamaicans in action.

Jackson will go in search of the sprint double at the meet when she contests the 200 metres, for which she is the reigning Diamond League Trophy winner.



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