Last week, Shericka Jackson became the joint-fifth fastest woman of all-time when she sped to a new personal best of 10.65 seconds to win her second consecutive Jamaican 100m title.

Jackson, the fastest woman alive in the 200m and the reigning World Champion in the distance, also won the 200m at the Jamaican National Championships in 21.71, a season’s best.

On Sunday, she will compete in her first race since those championships when she lines up in a stacked 100m field at the Silesia Diamond League meet in Poland.

The field will include the likes of US 100m champion, Sha’Carri Richardson, British 200m champion Darryl Neita and Jackson’s countrywoman and third-place finisher at the Jamaican Championships, Shashalee Forbes. Twanisha Terry, Ewa Swoboda, Anthonique Strachan, Gina Luckenkemper and Zoe Hobbs complete the line-up.

Jackson explained her decision to compete in the 100m at tomorrow’s meet in a press conference on Saturday.

“As I said at the Jamaica Trials, it was to focus on the 100m and I think I mastered that so I’m just building from there,” Jackson said.

“I’m hoping to execute a good 100m tomorrow and see the result. The field is really good so it’s just to focus on my lane and execute. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a good day and if the weather stays as it is now, anything is possible,” she added.

As is customary when someone produces a time as fast as 10.65, Jackson was asked about the prospect of breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 34-year-old world record 10.49.

“I think anything is possible,” Jackson said.

“For me, I don’t limit what I’m capable of, not because I started sprinting two years ago. I think I am capable of anything and once my coach and I work on the weak parts and continue to work on the strong parts, I think anything is possible,” Jackson added.




Shericka Jackson is down to compete at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Silesia, Poland in Silesia, Poland on August 6. Jackson, the 200m gold medallist at the 2022 World Championships of Athletics in Eugene, Oregon has been confirmed for the meet that will also see her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the entry lists.

Sportsmax.TV reported on Thursday that Jackson had withdrawn from Jamaica’s team to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England where track and field is scheduled to get going on August 2.

Jackson heads to Poland in record-breaking form after she ran the second fastest time ever to claim gold in the women's 200m in Eugene. She is currently second in the qualification rankings and could secure her place in the Zurich final with a win at the Silesia Stadium.

She will be up against 400m world champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who will be hoping to break into the 200m top-eight with a big point haul as she begins to shift her focus away from the one-lap event.

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