KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 26) – Shericka Jackson, the reigning world champion in the women’s 200-meter race, has dismissed recent reports claiming that she is targeting the world record this year, stating that her primary focus is to have “fun.”
Shericka Jackson: If The World Record Comes I’ll Tick It Off
Jackson, who is the second-fastest woman in the event, after clocking a scorching time of 21.45 seconds to win gold at the World Athletics Championships 2022 in Eugene, Oregon, last summer, said that she will tick off record-breaking milestones if they come along. Read more: World champion Shericka Jackson wins 400m in 50.92 secs at Velocity Fest meet
In a post-race interview after winning the women’s 400m at the MVP Velocity Fest 12 meet on Saturday, the 28-year-old Jamaican said, “For me personally, it’s just to have some fun. Whenever [the] time comes, it comes.
“You’ll set goals, and if and when you do meet those goals, you’ll tick them off and set a new goal. So for me, it’s just to have some fun and stay healthy, and once I’m healthy, anything is possible.”
Jackson had set a goal to run sub-51 seconds for the 400m this year, and she achieved it by clocking 50.92 seconds to set a season-best time and win with the fastest time she’s ever clocked for the one-lap event in March. She expressed her delight at having already met one of her goals for the season.
“Fastest ever in March, I am super excited,” she revealed.
Jackson sits only behind American world record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner on the all-time list for the women’s 200m.