In the women’s 200m, Jamaican Shericka Jackson won in 21.45 seconds, the second-fastest time in history behind Florence Griffith-Joyner‘s world record of 21.34 from the 1988 Olympics. Another Jamaican, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, took silver in 21.81 for her 13th world championships medal after winning the 100m last Sunday.
Jackson is the only person to win a world medal in the 100m, 200m, and 400m in their career.
Abby Steiner was the top American in fifth. The U.S. got zero medals out of the women’s flat sprints (100m, 200m, and 400m) for the first time in world championships history.
Worlds continue Friday with five finals, including the men’s and women’s 400m and the women’s 400m hurdles with Olympic gold medalist and world record holder