Jackson seeks redemption in 200m at Stockholm Diamond League on Sunday Loop Jamaica

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World champion Shericka Jackson will seek redemption in the 200 metres when she returns to action in the Wanda Diamond League in Stockholm on Sunday. The series champion is set to compete at the BAUHAUS Galan. The race is scheduled to begin at 12:42 p.m. Jamaica time.

In Oslo earlier this week, USA’s Brittany Brown ended Jackson’s two-year 200m winning streak, and the duo will square off again in Stockholm. Earlier in the programme, Brown will contest the 100m, where she’ll face Marie-Josee Ta Lou-Smith, Gina Bass and Zaynab Dosso.

Jackson struggled on Thursday at the Oslo Diamond League in Norway, slumping to fifth place.

The second-fastest woman of all time in the event finished a distant fifth in 22.97, a disappointing result for the 29-year-old Jackson, who had won the Marrakech Diamond League on May 19 in a time of 22.82.

Brown, the 2019 world silver medallist, turned in a season’s best 22.32 from Lane 8 to clip Lou-Smith of the Ivory Coast at 22.36.

Jackson, who made Diamond League history last season, winning the 100m and 200m at the Final in Eugene,  is among 10 Jamaicans set to compete in Stockholm.

The three women who secured a Jamaican 1-2-3 in the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in Oslo  will also be in Stockholm, led by the winner of that race, world bronze medallist Rushell Clayton. She’ll be joined by Andrenette Knight and Janieve Russell.

The three Jamaicans will compete against world record holder Femke Bol.

The 24-year-old Bol, who has been undefeated in the 400m hurdles since August 2022, will be contesting her first race of the year in her specialist event. Already in 2024, though, the Dutch athlete has twice broken her own world indoor 400m record en route to winning the world indoor title in Glasgow.

With 49.17 400m speed in her legs, it will be interesting to see how fast Bol goes on Sunday on a track that holds many fond memories for the Olympic silver medallist. Stockholm is where Bol achieved her first Diamond League win back in 2020, and she returned there in 2021 and smashed through the 53-second barrier for the first time, clocking 52.37. Twelve months later, she went even quicker and won in Stockholm with a Diamond League record of 52.27.

The other Jamaicans in action are Danniel Thomas-Dodd, Natasha Morrison, Shanieka Ricketts, Kimberly Williams, Fedrick Dacres and Ryiem Forde.