Jamaican Sprint Queen Shericka Jackson Has Been Nominated For 2024 Laureus World Sportswoman Of The Year

Jamaican Sprint Queen Shericka Jackson Has Been Nominated For 2024 Laureus World Sportswoman Of The Year

Pure Jamaica Media proudly celebrates the achievements of our island's brightest talents, and today, we focus on Shericka Jackson, Jamaica's Sports Woman of 2023 and a newly minted nominee for the prestigious Laureus Sports Woman of the Year award 2024

An Announcement from Madrid:

On Monday Feb 26, 2024,  the Laureus World Sports Awards committee announced the nominees for their coveted awards at the historic Casa de Correos in Madrid, Spain. Among the elite athletes vying for recognition is our very own Shericka Jackson, a testament to her exceptional talent and unwavering dedication.

Dominating the Track in Budapest:

In August 2023, Jackson cemented her status as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage. She retained her World Athletics Championships women's 200m title in Budapest, Hungary, leaving the competition in her dust. Additionally, Jackson secured impressive silver medals in both the 100m and 4x100m relays, showcasing her versatility and consistent excellence on the track.

Pushing Boundaries & Chasing History:

Jackson's performance at the World Championships wasn't just about winning – it was about pushing the boundaries of her own potential. She set a blistering new personal best in the 200m, clocking in at an astonishing 21.41 seconds. This remarkable feat placed her just a hair's breadth away from the legendary world record of 21.34 seconds, set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.

Facing Top Contenders from Around the World:

Jackson joins an elite group of female athletes nominated for the Laureus Sports Woman of the Year award. Among the nominees are fellow track and field stars Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), Sha'Carri Richardson (USA), as well as renowned athletes from other sports like Aitana Bonmati (Spain - Football), Iga Swiatek (Poland - Tennis), and Mikaela Shiffrin (USA - Alpine Skiing).

A Moment of National Pride:

Shericka Jackson's nomination for the Laureus award fills Jamaicans around the world with immense pride. It represents not only her personal triumph but also the dedication and talent of countless athletes, coaches, and supporters who contribute to Jamaica's rich sporting legacy.

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