Tuesday 10 December, 2019

DOHA 2019: Shericka Jackson clocks big personal best for bronze in 400

A file picture of Shericka Jackson at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

A file picture of Shericka Jackson at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Shericka Jackson has won the bronze medal in the women's 400 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Competing in the final on Thursday, the 25-year-old Jackson finished third in a big personal best in 49.47 for her second world championship bronze medal.

Jackson’s teammate, Stephenie Ann McPherson, finished sixth in 50.89.

Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser won the race in the third-fastest time ever, leaving Shaunae Miller-Uibo still without a world championship gold medal.

Naser, who was born in Nigeria as Ebelechukwu Agbapuonwu and later switched allegiance to Bahrain, took the lead on the second turn and held off Miller-Uibo on the last stretch to win in 48.14 seconds. That’s the fastest anyone has run in the 34 years since Marita Koch of East Germany set the world record at 47.60.

Miller-Uibo is the Olympic champion and won 400 silver in 2015 and 200 bronze in 2017.

Naser is competing in Doha while Bahrain is part of a regional diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar that has been in place since 2017.

 

 

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