Jackson Eyeing Worlds Gold After Trumping Thompson-Herah In Rome 200m

Rome, June 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – tenth Jun, 2022 ) :Shericka Jackson is gunning for a person gold medal at subsequent month’s world championships after seeing off a star-studded area to assert victory within the ladies’s 200m at Thursday’s Diamond League assembly in Rome.

Jamaican Jackson clocked 21.91sec to cross nicely away from double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah and reigning world champion Dina Asher-Smith.

The 27-year-old received bronze within the 100m in final yr’s Tokyo Olympics and was a part of the 4x100m relay workforce, alongside Thompson-Herah, which received gold within the Japanese capital.

“My aim is to add a gold medal to my name,” stated Jackson.

“I have many individual medals at 400m and 100m, but I need to get that gold medal in any event that might be. This is my aim this season.” Jackson ended Thompson-Herah’s unbeaten file this season with a gathering file and season’s greatest time because the worlds in Eugene, Oregon, loom.

Her efficiency was all of the extra spectacular attributable to her compatriot and Briton Asher-Smith each working respective season’s greatest instances of twenty-two.25sec and 22.27sec.

“This race was a good one. I ran a seasons best, I cannot complain,” stated Thompson-Herah.

“I still have to work on some stuff. Now I concentrate on my nationals and I am looking forward to the world championships.” – Mu shines in 800m – Another Tokyo gold medal winner in Athing Mu confirmed what she was manufactured from by strolling to victory in her favoured 800m on her first look in a European Diamond League assembly.

American Mu, one of many stars of final yr’s Olympics who turned 20 on Wednesday, completed in 1:57.01, the quickest time on the planet this yr.

Mu was racing the gap for the primary time in a severe out of doors occasion this season and blitzed the opposition, ending practically two seconds forward of France’s Renelle Lamont.

“I knew the pace was going to go out, but by the time we got to next two hundred I had no idea. I am very happy with the time,” stated Mu.

Femke Bol took the honours within the ladies’s 400m hurdles with a season’s greatest time of 53.02sec.

Dutch hope Bol, silver medallist at this yr’s indoor worlds over the 400m flat, completed forward of Jamaican Janieve Russell and Ukraine’s Anna Ryzhykova.

Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli set a brand new assembly file within the 5,000m, successful his first Diamond League race in 12:46.33 to beat marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge’s earlier stadium greatest set again in 2004.

His time, over 5 seconds higher than his earlier private greatest, was additionally the quickest of the yr to date and allowed him to pip fellow Kenyan Jacob Krop to the win.

“I am so proud to achieve a world lead and a personal best and the meeting record,” stated Kimeli.

– Kerley cruises in Jacobs’ absence – Fred Kerley eased to victory within the males’s 100m, cruising house in 9.92sec nicely forward of a area which was with out injured house hero Lamont Marcell Jacobs.

Shock Olympic gold medal winner Jacobs pulled out of the occasion and an opportunity for a rematch at an outside occasion with American Kerley, who completed behind the Italian in Tokyo’s blue riband occasion.

Jacobs stated that he hoped to compete in “one or two” occasions earlier than the July 15-24 world championships in Eugene after struggling an issue along with his glute muscle mass throughout a gathering in Savona final month.

He instructed reporters that he want to participate in an occasion with “a semi-final and a final in order to be able to put two races close together”.

“But if that’s not possible, we’ll go to Eugene hoping to do the best we can,” he added.

That Savona assembly was his first 100m race since beautiful the world by taking gold in Tokyo.


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