Jackson upsets Thompson-Herah at Jamaica Championships

Shericka Jackson won the 100m at the Jamaican Championships as Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah could do no better than a third place finish.

Shericka Jackson won the 100m at the Jamaican Championships on Friday in Kingston, a race finished in 3rd place by the reigning double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, who nevertheless qualifies for the next World Athletics Championships.

In the absence of world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also assured of this title to compete in Eugene (Oregon) from July 15 to 24, Jackson won in 10.77 seconds, winning her first national title.

Kemba Nelson finished second (10.89), Thompson-Herah positioning herself just behind at the photo-finish at the same time, weighed down by a bad start. “The goal was to qualify, but that’s not the result I wanted“, commented the latter.

Fraser-Pryce, meanwhile, did not make it to the final despite clocking 10.70 seconds in Thursday’s heats. However, she took the start of her semi-final, before stopping her effort just after the starting blocks, without us knowing the reason at first.

On the men’s side, Yohan Blake, 32, won the 100m in 9.85 seconds, his fastest time in eleven years. He beat Oblique Seville (9.88) and Ackeem Blake (9.93).

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