US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay
For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton exchange in what has been a ritual since before anyone on this team was born. Bracy fell behind in the anchor leg after twice reaching back and whiffing on the exchange from Elijah Hall, who went tumbling to the ground after he finally got the stick into his teammate's hand.news.yahoo.com
Jackson celebrates 200 win at worlds after Tokyo heartache
Jamaica's Shericka Jackson can finally go watch the replay. The one of the race where she gave away her chance to be an Olympic champion. Jackson was among the medal favorites last year in Tokyo, but a miscalculation midway through her preliminary heat caused her to slow down.news.yahoo.com
Meet the 3 Fastest Women in the World, a Team Jamaica – Clean Sweep!
By Blacknews.comNATIONWIDE — The small island of Jamaica has made history once again in the world of sports. Three runners — Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson — recently became the fastest women in the world during the 100-meter dash at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. With her win, Thompson-Herah broke the second-fastest time in history set by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner, who became the fastest woman in the world in 1988. That was the same year that Usain Bolt, who is also Jamaican, became the fastest man in the world. Bolt proudly celebrated the historic 2021 win by the three women by tweeting: “Clean Sweep.. #TeamJamaica”thewestsidegazette.com
Teenagers make 200 final in Olympic testosterone controversy
Two 18-year-old Namibian runners threw track and field's contentious testosterone issue back into the Olympic spotlight Monday, when they blazed into the women's 200-meter final in Tokyo just weeks after being barred from the 400-meter race.news.yahoo.com