Jackson shows ominous form to lead Jamaica 1-2 in London

By July 20, 2019
Shericka Jackson of Jamaica (2nd right) crosses the finish line ahead of second placed Stephenie Ann McPherson of Jamaica, center, and third placed Laviai Nielsen of Britain (2nd left) in the the women's 400 meters race at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at London Stadium in London, Saturday, July 20, 2019. Shericka Jackson of Jamaica (2nd right) crosses the finish line ahead of second placed Stephenie Ann McPherson of Jamaica, center, and third placed Laviai Nielsen of Britain (2nd left) in the the women's 400 meters race at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at London Stadium in London, Saturday, July 20, 2019. AP Photo/Tim Ireland

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson has continued to show good speed from all her 200 metre work last year, as she cruised to a Diamond League win over 400-metres in London on Saturday.

Jackson clocked 50.69 seconds as she stepped past countrywoman Stephenie-Ann McPherson, who ran a season’s best, 50.74.

Great Britain’s Laviai Nielson was third in a lifetime best 50.83.

Another Jamaican, Anastasia Le-Roy was also in the race, finishing fourth in 51.46.

Cruising through the first 200 metres, Jackson looked like she may have saved her work for too late, but showed immense speed and strength to overhaul the fading McPherson just before the tape, the result looking far more easy to come by after the fact.

Rounding out the field at the London Diamond League were Poland’s Justyna Swiety-Ersetic, 51.58, Great Britain’s Emily Diamond, 51.69, Slovakia’s Anita Horvat, 51.83, and France’s Amandine Brossiere, 52.03.

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