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Shericka Jackson not focused on breaking world record, but on having fun

Shericka Jackson, the reigning women's 200m world champion, dismisses world record claims, prioritizing enjoyment over achievement. Her focus remains on having fun, despite the pressure.

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.

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