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Shericka Jackson beats Sha’Carri Richardson, Thompson-Herah impressive again

Shericka Jackson beat Sha'Carri Richardson, while Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah continued her resurgence at the Prefontaine Classic - Wanda Diamond League Final 2023.

Shericka Jackson and Sha'Carri Richardson at the Prefontaine Classic
Shericka Jackson Sha'Carri Richardson at the Prefontaine Classic - Wanda Diamond League Final 2023. Photo by Matthew Quine / Wanda Diamond League AG

EUGENE, Ore. (Sept. 16) — At the Prefontaine Classic – Wanda Diamond League Final 2023, Shericka Jackson left no room for doubt, handing Sha’Carri Richardson a rare defeat in the 100-meters. Meanwhile, Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah signaled she’s back to best form, posting another season-best time with another impressive run.

Jackson, rebounding from a loss at the Budapest World Athletics Championships last month, took command in the second half of the sprint.

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The Jamaican two-time world 200m champion and joint second-fastest in the world this season, crossed the finish line in an impressive 10.70 seconds (+0.8 m/s), leaving Sha’Carri Richardson, the U.S. world champion, trailing in fourth with a time of 10.80 seconds.

Setting the early pace was Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, who eventually clocked in at 10.75 seconds to claim second place.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games sprint double champion from Jamaica, continued her comeback trail with a third-place finish, recording a time of 10.79 seconds for a big-time season-best.

The depth of talent was evident further down the ranks. Twanisha Terry of the United States notched a fifth-place finish with a time of 10.83 seconds.

She was followed by Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison, who set a personal best with 10.85 seconds. Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith also made her mark, breaking the 11-second barrier to finish seventh with a time of 10.96 seconds.

Prefontaine Classic – Wanda Diamond League Final 2023 – Women’s 100m Results

RankNameNationalityTime (s)LaneReaction Time (s)
1Shericka JacksonJAM10.7060.190
2Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV10.75=SB40.167
3Elaine Thompson-HerahJAM10.79 SB30.159
4Sha’Carri RichardsonUSA10.8050.146
5Twanisha TerryUSA10.8320.134
6Natasha MorrisonJAM10.85 PB80.140
7Dina Asher-SmithGBR10.9670.139
8Imani LansiquotGBR11.0190.165
9Zoe HobbsNZL11.1810.151
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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com. Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

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