Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson won bronze in the women’s 400 metres at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, Oct 3.
With winner Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain and second-placed Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas well ahead, Jackson held off the challenges of the other rivals to capture the bronze in a personal best of 49.47 seconds.
Favourite Miller-Uibo, held back on her usual fast start, with Naser making use of the opportunity to take the lead coming into the homestretch. Miller-Uibo chased unsuccessfully for the final 100 metres but the smooth-running Naser maintained her form to the end.
Naser ran a world-leading 48.14 seconds with Miller-Uibo doing 48.37. Naser’s time was the third-fastest ever with Miller’s being the sixth fastest.
Jamaica’s other representative in the event, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, finished sixth in 50.89 seconds.