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Olympics-Athletics-Jackson from 200 meters after a rookie heats up a blunder

Tokyo 2020 Olympics-Athletics-Women’s 200m-Round 1-Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan-August 2, 2021.Jamaican Shericka Jackson reacts after playing in Heat 5 Reuters / Phil Noble

August 2, 2021

Mitch Phillips

Tokyo (Reuters) – Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson will not be able to add to the bronze from 100 meters after a terrible error in the 200 heat on Monday.

This year, Jackson, the third fastest in the world over distance, almost stopped without worrying about a glance as Italy’s Dalia Kaddari slipped 4000 seconds in front of her to steal the third automatic slot. Did.

Jackson’s 23.26 seconds time wasn’t enough to make progress.

Elaine Thompson Hera and Shelly-Ann Fraser Price made it through, so her two compatriots had no such problems with a 100-meter clean sweep.

Defending champion Thompson Hera has begun her bid to quietly climb the field and complete the sprint double-double to finish a comfortable third at 22.86.

Fraser Price, a 200-meter silver medalist in 2012, won the heat at 22.22, despite having rarely run long events since winning the world title in 2013.

Silver medalist Dafne Schippers in 2016, Shaunae Miller Uivo who won 400 meters in Rio, world leader Gabeat Thomas, and Marie-Josee, who recorded 22.61 in the US trial, became the second fastest player in history after Florence Griffith Joyner. Tarou, and fellow American Jenna Prandini, also advanced.

However, celebrities will be well aware of the potential threats of Namibian 18-year-old Beatrice Mashiringi and Christine Mboma.

Last month’s testosterone level rise test determined that the duo were not eligible to compete in the 400m to 1 mile distance under World Athletics regulations, so the duo had to shift to 200m at the last minute.

With Masiringi scoring a personal best of 22.63 behind Fraser Price and Muboma running down Thomas to win the heat at 22.11, the fastest time of the day, he felt his way even in a short event.

British World Champion Dina Asher-Smith was absent after being forced to withdraw following the 100m semifinal due to a hamstring injury.

The semi-finals will be held on the second half of Monday and the finals will be held on Tuesday.

(Report by Mitch Phillips, edited by Karishma Singh)



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