Shericka Wins 100m, Sha’Carri 4th in Eugene ’23

Photot of Sha’Carri and Jackson in the Diamond League Final

Shericka Jackson who holds the title of a two-time 200m world champion, emerged victorious over Marie-Josee Ta Lou. Meanwhile, Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah clinched the third position, and Richardson closely followed her in the rankings.

Shericka Jackson extended her winning streak in her ongoing competition with Sha’Carri Richardson during the 100m event at the Diamond League Final held in Eugene, Oregon on September 16.

Representing Jamaica, Jackson surged ahead with a powerful finish, surpassing the long-time leader, Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Côte d’Ivoire, to secure the Diamond Trophy at the Prefontaine Classic in an impressive time of 10.70 seconds. Ta Lou secured the second position with a time of 10.75, followed closely by two-time Olympic 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, who achieved her season’s best time of 10.79, just ahead of the reigning world champion, Richardson.

This victory held particular significance for Jackson as it marked her first triumph over Richardson in the 100m after four races this season. Jackson now sets her sights on completing a remarkable Diamond double by competing in the 200m event scheduled for the following day.

Despite her performance in the competition, Richardson remained optimistic as she wrapped up her season. She had previously claimed her first global title by winning the 100m gold in Budapest, setting a championship record with a time of 10.65. Richardson also added a bronze medal in the 200m and a gold in the 4x100m relay at the same championship.

Richardson expressed her perspective by saying, “What truly matters is finding inner peace as an athlete, being a formidable competitor, and executing my capabilities, especially after a remarkable season. I have no regrets about my performance today. It was a fantastic way to conclude the season and provides valuable insights for my preparation ahead of the upcoming Olympics next year.”

Here are the outcomes of the Women’s 100m at the 2023 Prefontaine Classic Diamond League Final:

  1. Shericka Jackson from Jamaica finished in 10.70 seconds.
  2. Marie-Josée Ta Lou from Côte d’Ivoire clocked 10.75.
  3. Elaine Thompson-Herah, also from Jamaica, completed the race in 10.79.
  4. Sha’Carri Richardson representing the USA recorded a time of 10.80.
  5. Twanisha Terry from the USA crossed the finish line in 10.83.
  6. Natasha Morrison from Jamaica finished in 10.85.
  7. Dina Asher-Smith from Great Britain completed the race in 10.96.
  8. Imani Lansiquot, also from Great Britain, recorded a time of 11.01.
  9. Zoe Hobbs from New Zealand finished in 11.18.


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