RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards - Shericka Jackson

January 11, 2017
Shericka Jackson

Shericka Jackson stopped the clock at 49.83 in her Olympic semi-final in the women's 400 metres at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. That time carved a chunk off the 49.99 personal best that gave her the bronze medal at the World Championships.

In the final, she proved that she was no one- race wonder with a time of 49.85 seconds and a bronze medal.

Her memorable season included winning the Intercollegiate title for the University of Technology in the 200 metres, zooming to success over 400 metres at the inaugural Racers Grand Prix, and gaining experience on the Diamond League circuit.

The University of Technology student athlete buttressed her claim to greatness with a big contribution to Jamaica's silver-medal run in the women's 4x400 metres. She ran the third leg urgently and covered the ground in 49.5 seconds, faster than any of her teammates.

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