World Championships

Sha’Carri Richardson runs 22.16 in 200m heats; Jackson, Thomas also advanced

Sha'Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson, Gabby Thomas and Julien Alfred were among the women's 200m qualifiers at the 2023 world track and field championships.

Sha'Carri Richardson of USA at the 2023 World Athletics Championships
Sha'Carri Richardson of USA at the 2023 World Athletics Championships. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for World Athletics

BUDAPEST, Hungary (August 23) — USA’s 100m world champion, Sha’Carri Richardson, effortlessly secured her spot in the 200m semifinals with a time of 22.16 seconds in the morning session on Day 5 at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Wednesday. Defending champion Shericka Jackson, Gabby Thomas, and Dina Asher-Smith also confidently advanced.

Fresh off her 100m victory on Monday, where she set a championship record with a blistering 10.65 seconds, Sha’Carri Richardson dominated the second of seven heats, keeping her aspirations for a sprint double alive. She qualified with the fastest time from the first round.

Read more: Day 5: How to watch the 2023 World Athletics Championships, live results, stream, schedule

Marie-Josée Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, who narrowly missed a podium finish in the 100m, delivered a season-best performance of 22.26 seconds, securing her place in the next round.

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, the reigning champion, smoothly transitioned to the semifinals with a time of 22.51 seconds, clinching victory in the third heat.

The opening heat saw Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas emerge victorious with 22.31 seconds, edging out Great Britain’s Daryll Neita, who clocked 22.39 seconds.

In other heats, St. Lucia’s NCAA champion Julien Alfred marked a win with 22.31 seconds in the fourth heat, and Gabby Thomas of the USA, the world leader and Olympic bronze medalist, breezed through with a relaxed 22.26 seconds, outpacing Jamaica’s Kevona Davis, who finished in 22.49 seconds.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith triumphed in the concluding heat, closing 22.46 to beat USA’s Kayla White.

PHOTO: Sha’Carri Richardson of USA at the 2023 World Athletics Championships. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for World Athletics

Women’s 200m Round 1 Results:

Heat 1

  1. Anthonique Strachan (BAH) – 22.31 Q
  2. Daryll Neita (GBR) – 22.39 Q
  3. Jaël Bestué (ESP) – 22.58 Q
  4. Favour Ofili (NGR) – 22.66 q
  5. Léonie Pointet (SUI) – 23.16
  6. Yunisleydis De La C. García (CUB) – 23.22
  7. Ana Carolina Azevedo (BRA) – 23.45
  8. Aino Pulkkinen (FIN) – 23.48

Heat 2

  1. Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) – 22.16 Q
  2. Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CIV) – 22.26 Q
  3. Olivia Fotopoulou (CYP) – 22.65 Q
  4. Polyniki Emmanouilidou (GRE) – 23.00 q
  5. Ashanti Moore (JAM) – 23.12
  6. Lorène Dorcas Bazolo (POR) – 23.13
  7. Anniina Kortetmaa (FIN) – 23.52

Heat 3

  1. Shericka Jackson (JAM) – 22.51 Q
  2. Veronica Shanti Pereira (SGP) – 22.57 Q
  3. Jessika Gbai (CIV) – 22.78 Q
  4. Adaejah Hodge (IVB) – 22.82 q
  5. Susanne Gogl-Walli (AUT) – 23.38
  6. Alexa Sulyán (HUN) – 23.47
  7. Nicole Caicedo (ECU) – 23.51

Heat 4

  1. Julien Alfred (LCA) – 22.31 Q
  2. Natalliah Whyte (JAM) – 22.44 Q
  3. Bianca Williams (GBR) – 22.67 Q
  4. Gina Bass (GAM) – 23.02 q
  5. Georgia Hulls (NZL) – 23.36
  6. Julia Henriksson (SWE) – 23.55

Heat 5

  1. Gabrielle Thomas (USA) – 22.26 Q
  2. Kevona Davis (JAM) – 22.49 Q
  3. Tasa Jiya (NED) – 22.97 Q
  4. Boglárka Takács (HUN) – 23.24
  5. Cecilia Tamayo-Garza (MEX) – 23.25
  6. Martyna Kotwiła (POL) – 23.34
  7. Christine Bjelland Jensen (NOR) – 23.62

Heat 6

  1. Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) – 22.46 Q
  2. Maboundou Koné (CIV) – 22.55 Q
  3. Kayla White (USA) – 22.62 Q
  4. Dalia Kaddari (ITA) – 22.67 q
  5. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya (POL) – 22.88 q
  6. Remi Tsuruta (JPN) – 23.49
  7. Rhoda Njobvu (ZAM) – 23.82
  8. Vitoria Cristina Rosa (BRA) – 23.86
Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.

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