Jamaican Wins 200 Metres Showdown

July 22, 2022 | By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

Jamaican superstar Sherieka Jackson at 21:45 seconds, dominated tonight to win a top class field at Oregon, USA as anticipation rose to fever pitch in the USA tonight Thursday July 21, 2022 in the 200 metres half lap event. She is a he fastest woman alive today in the world. The sprint queen of Jamaica.

This is the life time fastest time in the world after Florence Joyner.  There is a cloud over that record. There is the perception that that performance was pharmacy influenced. You figure that one out.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did 21:81 seconds, to get the silver medal and create an almost clean sweep.  The British athlete Dina Asha-Smith got the bronze and spoilt the sweep.  Most commentators were not predicting Elaine Thompson Herah to get the bronze.

Eight world class female athletes in the final of the 200 metres made the atmosphere so tense that it could be compared to the expectation of a child getting its first toy.

Sherieka Jackson wanted this win more than Indiana USA wanted say a miscreants to return to face justice. She executed a perfect race.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was gunning to win in a pink wig and beaming with confidence.  She was the only threat to Sherieka Jackson.  It was Jackson’s moment tonight. She was highly favoured and did not disappoint.

Elaine Thompson Herah, a favourite to retain her dominance in the 200 metres event got a minor place of seven outside the medals with a time of 22:38. seconds.

Nail Biting

It was a nail biting performance that left athletic experts and fans at the edge of their seats.  Jackson got a standing ovation from the capacity crowd in the Oregon USA Stadium at the world championships.  It was an historic occasion executed on the mother of all stages.

Jamaica’s medal count is now six (6) as we are number five in world standing.

This is a fantastic achievement for a very tiny country of only 3 million people.

This is a most fitting birthday gift as we celebrate 60 years as an independent nation.


Hopeton Dennie

Hopeton O'Connor-Dennie is a poet, elegist, author, and senior international journalist who writes for Vision newspaper.

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