Jamaican Shericka Jackson world champion in the 200m with the 2nd fastest time in history

Jamaican Shericka Jackson became world champion in the 200m by setting the second best time of all time (21 sec 45, 0.6 m/s wind) Thursday in Eugene (Oregon).

Just 11 hundredths from the old world record of American Florence Griffith-Joyner (21.34 in 1988), Jackson (28) beat her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (21.81), winner of the 100m on Sunday, and the British defending champion Dina Asher-Smith (22.02).

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