World Athletics Championships: Shericka Jackson wins 200m gold with Dina Asher-Smith fourth

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Venue: Hayward Area, Eugene, Oregon Dates:15-24 July
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A delighted Dina Asher-Smith gained 200m world bronze to return to the key championship podium after a yr of non-public and bodily ache.

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson took gold within the second-fastest time in historical past, profitable in 21.45, solely 0.11 seconds off the 34-year-old world document.

Jackson’s compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who gained 100m gold earlier within the week, was second in 21.81 seconds.

Asher-Smith’s 2021 Olympics marketing campaign was wrecked by a hamstring harm.

The 26-year-old’s grandmother, who she was particularly near, died earlier this yr.

Asher-Smith sunk to the observe after the end, wreathed in smiles earlier than embracing her mom Julie by the trackside.

“I do not assume now we have ever been in World last with that form of expertise,” she informed BBC Sport.

“I knew I simply needed to run as quick as my legs would carry me and actually pray and hope it will be sufficient to get on the rostrum.

“I’m so blissful to made the rostrum in an period the place everyone seems to be working so quick.”

She added that the dying of her grandmother had “knocked me for six”.

“She had been in poor health for a while and was such a bedrock of my household. I used to spend day by day at her home as a toddler.

“For a very long time athletics was in the back of my thoughts, my mind has been in every single place.

“It has been a very robust psychological problem to get by means of this season.”

Jackson, who did not make the 200m semi-finals on the Tokyo Olympics after easing up too early in her warmth, has been in spectacular type this season.

The 28-year-old is the quickest on this planet this yr and certified quickest for the ultimate.

She got here off the flip behind Fraser-Pryce, however the former 400m specialist had the velocity to reel in her compatriot and ended the race simply in need of Florence Griffith Joyner’s 1988 world document.

Jackson succeeds Asher-Smith as world champion, however the Briton’s win in Doha in 2019 was in opposition to a weaker subject.

American Brittany Brown’s silver-medal profitable time three years in the past wouldn’t even have earned a spot within the last in Eugene.

Asher-Smith took the ultimate place on the rostrum forward of raft of high-quality rivals, with Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and US collegiate champion Abby Steiner amongst these left in her wake.

Hodgkinson makes means into 800m semis

British Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson comfortably gained her warmth in 2:00.88 as she continued in direction of a 800m last showdown with American Athing Mu, the quickest lady on this planet this yr.

Hodgkinson’s place on the entrance of the sector ensured she averted a pile-up of athletes following a fall within the pack on the ultimate lap.

“I’m wholesome, my physique is in a single piece,” stated Hodgkinson. “I acquired my ankle clipped a couple of occasions however I’m grateful to come back by means of safely.”

Jemma Reekie, whose season has been hindered by glandular fever, additionally certified for the semi-finals. In a quick warmth, the Scot clocked 1:59.09, her second-fastest time of 2022 to complete second.

Britons Ellie Baker and Alex Bell additionally superior to the following spherical, which begins at 02:35 BST on Saturday.

Nonetheless Kyle Langford and Daniel Rowden each did not make the lads’s 800m last. Britain’s Max Burgin, the quickest man on this planet this yr, pulled out of the occasion earlier this week with a calf harm.

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