Shericka Jackson has raised eyebrows after postponing her season opener for the second time in a row.
Two-time world 200m champion Shericka Jackson yet again postponed her 2024 season opener after skipping her first.
The Jamaican initially intended to open her season on January 20 at the JAAA Puma Fuller Anderson Development Meet in Angels, Spanish Town but did not show up for the event. She was set to compete in the women’s 60m at GC Foster College alongside some of the elite sprinters.
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However, her withdrawal from the event was confirmed by Bruce James, president of Jackson’s MVP Track Club. The president emphasised that they want to take a cautious approach to Jackson’s season debut this year.
“We want to make sure she was feeling at her best before she starts competing for 2024. We anticipated she should be competing very quickly,” James said.
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She then confirmed participation in the women’s 60m race at the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet on Saturday, January 27.
In a post on her X (Twitter) handle, Owen M said: “Shericka Jackson will compete in the women’s 60m at the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet this Saturday!
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She’ll face tough competition from Briana Williams, Shashalee Forbes & Tia Clayton. Janeek Brown has also entered Ackeem Blake headlines the men’s field.”
However, Jackson did not show up for the event and Owen M shared before the D-day, explaining that the world 100m silver medallist will not be competing.
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“Shericka Jackson has withdrawn from the women’s 60m the Queen’s/Grace Jackson meet tomorrow.”
This time around, the contributing reason remained hidden. However, the Queen’s/Grace was the second event the 29-year-old sprinter missed this year.