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Jamaica’s Jackson takes 200m gold, becomes fastest woman alive over 200m

Jamaican Shericka Jackson became the fastest woman alive over 200 metres on Thursday when she breezed to a dominant world title in 21.45 seconds, a time bettered only by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.

Fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who claimed her fifth world 100m gold on Sunday, took silver in 21.81, with Britain’s defending champion Dina Asher-Smith third in 22.02.

It was an incredible run by Jackson, edging her ahead of double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah in the all-time list and closing in on Griffith-Joyner’s 21.34 from the Seoul Olympics.

“I’m feeling great. I came out and put on a show. The fastest woman alive, the national and championship record, I can’t complain,” said Jackson.

The 28-year-old has a bagful of individual minor medals, including a silver in the 100m in Eugene last weekend, but now finally has a global gold.

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