by Paul Reid (Jamaica Observer) World Athletics Championships gold medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson were winners at Thursday’s Wanda Diamond League finals on the second day of the Weltklasse Zurich meet at Letzigrund Stadium.
Jamaican Fraser-Pryce exacted revenge for her loss to compatriot Jackson in the 100m last week in Brussels. On Thursday she ran a meet record equalling 10.65 seconds (-0.8m/s), the seventh sub-10.70 seconds clocking this season to win her fourth 100m diamond trophy and fifth overall.
Jackson quickly shook off that defeat, returning just over an hour later to win her first diamond trophy with a masterful performance in the 200m final. She clocked 21.80 seconds (-0.9m/s).
There were runner-up spots for Jamaicans Yohan Blake, Rasheed Broadbell and Natoya Goule, while there were three other podium spots on the day for Shanieka Ricketts, Britany Anderson and Natoya Goule.