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Sprinter Shericka Jackson anchors Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m
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Breaking: Shericka Jackson fails to qualify for 200m semis

The biggest news from the heats of the women’s 200m was that Shericka Jackson of Jamaica, the 100m bronze medalist failed to qualify for the semifinals.

TOKYO, Japan — Olympic 100m bronze medalist Shericka Jackson failed to qualify for the 200 meters semifinals after the Jamaican only finished fourth in her heat in a pedestrian 23.26 seconds on Monday.

Jackson, one of the favorites to win a medal in the 200m after a promising year in the event which saw her producing a lifetime best of 21.82 seconds, looked well set to advance from her heat, but carelessly slowed down much too quickly and was relegated into fourth in the race.

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The time she produced was much too slow to progress.

Shericka Jackson of Jamaica at Tokyo 2020
Shericka Jackson of Jamaica at Tokyo 2020

She will be very disappointed about the unfortunate situation, given that the 200m is the better of her two events and she was even being seen as a possible gold medalist.

However, the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (22.22), Elaine Thompson-Herah (22.86), Christine Mboma (22.11), Marie-Josee Ta Lou (22.30), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (22.40), Gabby Thomas (22.20), and Jenna Prandini (22.56) are all safely through.

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