Olympic top two finish Jackson’s goal
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson is happy with her season's progression so far and remains confident in her ability to go one better and improve on her medal at the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jackson ran an impressive personal best of 49.99 seconds to claim bronze in Beijing, China, last summer. She was also a 4x400m relay gold medallist.
"Last year was a big surprise for me after doing the work, I got a medal. This time, I hope to do the same and hope I can get better," said Jackson.
"My season is going great, better than last year, so I am just taking each race one day at a time," she added.
Last weekend, Jackson coolly took the women's 200m title at the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium in 22.98 seconds.
She stormed on the inside of the track to anchor the University of Technology to victory in a fast 43.43 seconds in the 4x100m, erasing the old record of 43.84 set in 2014.
"I am feeling good. I just came out here to give my team maximum points and I did that, so I am pretty OK," she outlined.
Jackson stressed that her World Championships success has since pushed her to focus even more.
"I am looking to upgrade. I just hope to work and see where I go, race by race. Last year's bronze medal was a big surprise for me even though I was putting in the work. This year, I hope to do the same and get a medal. Every race I run I always run at my best," she said.