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Shericka Jackson Bio, Age, Family, Career, Achievements, Medals, Net worth.

By MJR Jun6,2024
Shericka Jackson
Shericka Jackson

Shericka Jackson is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in 100 m, 200 m and 400 m races. She among the best sprinters in the world today. The famous athlete is currently the reigning world champion in 200 m. In 2022, Jackson became the fastest woman alive and the second all-time fastest woman in 200 m.

Shericka is currently the only athlete in history to win medals at the World Championships in 100 m, 200 m and 400 m races, as well as 4X100 m and 4X400 m relays. Jackson is also the second athlete in history to win medals in the aforesaid disciplines at the World Championships and/or Olympics.

Age and Birthday

Jackson was born in St. Ann, Jamaica on 16 July 1994. She is 30 years as at 2024. Her zodiac sign is Cancer

Height

Jackson measures approximately 1.73 meters (5 feet 8 inches).

Shericka Jackson Family

The prominent Jamaica athlete comes from a two children family. She is a fruit of love between Diana Llewellyn and Desmond Jackson. Shericka has a brother named Ian Jackson.

The Olympian biological parents have since separated and her mother is currently married to Karl Christie. The Jamaican superstars shares a strong bond with her stepfather as well.

Shericka Jackson Career

Shericka started winning gold medals across various youth age-groups since she was 14.

2015- 2020

The World champion started her athletics career as a 400 m sprinter. In 2015 while aged 21 years old, the star athlete made it under 51 seconds in June and under 50 seconds in August. She won bronze in 400 m and gold in 4X400 m relay in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

In 2016 Rio Olympics, Jackson was on the podium twice, taking bronze and silver in 400 m and 4X400 m respectively.

During the 2019 World Championships in Doha, she emphasized her prominence in the two races again after winning bronze in both. Shericka as well won gold in the 4X100 m relay.

2021- present

In 2021, Shericka would later venture into 100 m and 200 m sprints. In the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, Jackson won gold 4X100 m, and bronze both 100 m and 4X400 m respectively. Later in the year, she achieved personal bests of below 10.8, 22 and 49.5 seconds in 100 m, 200m and 400 m respectively. She consequently became one of the few athletes to reach such landmark achievements simultaneously.

At 2022 World Championships, Shericka won silver for both 100 m and 4X100 m relay. She also set a national record as she won gold in 200 m. Additionally, she was the 200 m champion at the 2022 Diamond League.

During the August 2023 World Championships at Budapest, Jackson retained the women’s 200 m title. This after the Jamaican star clocked 21.41 seconds, ahead of American pair of Gabrielle Thomas (21.81) and Sha’Carri Richardson (21.92) who won silver and bronze respectively. Jackson consequently broke a record she had set 12 months ago. That was the second fastest time in the discipline’s history. She also took silver in the100 m and 4X100 m relay.

The following month, the half-track champion was at it again during the Diamond League Final in Eugene. She beat the long-time leader Marie-Josee Ta Lou to clinch the Diamond Trophy in 10.70 seconds. Jackson as well the 200 m winner after she clocked the meeting record of 21.57 seconds.

Shericka Jackson Achievements and Medals

Achievements

Highest world ranking: First in 200 m, 2023.

Personal bests: 60 m- 7.04 (2022), 100 m- 10.65 (2023), 200 m- 21.41 National record (2023), 400 m indoors- 49.47 (2019).

Medals

World Championships

  • Bronze 400 m and Gold 4X400 m (2015 Beijing)
  • Bronze 400 m, Bronze 4X400 m and Gold 4X100 m (2019 Doha)
  • Silver 100 m, Gold 200 m and Silver 4X100 m (2022 Eugene)
  • Silver 100 m, Gold 200 m and Silver 4X100 m (2023 Budapest)

Olympic games

  • Bronze 400 m and Silver 4X400 m (2016 Rio de Janeiro)
  • Bronze 100 m , Gold 4X100 m and Bronze 4X400 m (2020 Tokyo)

Diamond League

  • Champion 200 m (2022, 2023)
  • Champion 100 m (2023)

Commonwealth games

  • Silver 200 m (2018 Gold Coast)

World Athletics Relay

  • Silver 4X400 m relay (2014 Nassau)
  • Gold 4X200 m relay (2017 Nassau)
  • Bronze 4X200 m relay (2019 Yokohama)

Pan American games

  • Gold 400 m (2019 Lima)

NACAC Championships

  • Gold 200 m and Silver 4X100 m (2018 Toronto)
  • Gold 100 m (2022 Freeport)

National Titles

Jamaican Athletics Championships

  • 100 meters: 2022, 2023
  • 200 meters: 2018, 2022, 2023
  • 400 meters: 2017, 2019

Sheicka Jackson Net Worth

The star sprinter’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million as of 2024. Her earnings majorly come from athletics and endorsement contracts.

By MJR

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