Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce claims fifth Diamond trophy, whereas Jackson secures first


Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson led a gaggle of 9 Jamaicans who claimed podium finishes on the season-ending Zurich Diamond League assembly on the Letzigrund Stadium on Thursday. 

Fraser-Pryce gained her fifth 100m Diamond Trophy, whereas Jackson, who was second behind Fraser-Pryce within the girls’s 100m occasion, secured her first Diamond Trophy with a facile victory on the ladies’s 200m occasion just below an hour and a half later. 

Seven others had been denied Diamond trophies however walked away with finishes within the high three, whereas simply 4 athletes didn’t make the highest three on Thursday, so as to add to Danniel Thomas-Dodd’s unplaced effort within the girls’s shot put held at Zurich’s Sechselautenplatz on Wednesday. 

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had known as an finish to her 2022 season following a shock loss to Jackson final week, rebounded in fashion when she led from the begin to win the 100m occasion in 10.65 seconds, with Jackson a good distance again in second place in 10.81 seconds. 

Marie Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was third in 10.91 seconds. Jamaica’s third runner entered for the occasion, Natasha Morrison false-started and was disqualified from the occasion. 

Jackson then returned to the observe to win the 200m in 21.80 seconds, nicely away from the American pair of Gabrielle Thomas (22.38 seconds) and Tamara Clark in 22.42 seconds. 

Jamaica additionally had two podium locations within the males’s 110m hurdles with Rasheed Broadbell (13.06 seconds) simply didn’t overhaul American winner Grant Halloway who gained in 13.02 seconds, with Olympics gold medallist Hansle Parchment ending third in 13.26 seconds. 

Travon Bromell of the US gained the boys’s 100m in 9.94 seconds forward of Yohan Blake of Jamaica with 10.05 seconds, and Canada’s Aaron Brown third in 10.06 seconds. 

Within the girls’s 800m Natoya Goule was second in 1.57.85 minutes behind Portugal’s Mary Moraa in 1:57.63 minutes, whereas Janieve Russell was third within the girls’s 400m hurdles in 53.77 seconds behind Femke Bol of The Netherlands in 53.03 seconds and the Dominican Republic’s Gianna Woodruff  in 53.72 seconds. 

Rushell Clayton was fifth in 54.25 seconds. 

World champion and World File holder Toni Amusan of Nigeria gained the 100m hurdles in 12.29 seconds, with American Tia Jones subsequent in 12.40 seconds and Britany Anderson of Jamaica third in 12.42 seconds. 

In the meantime, Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas gained the triple soar with a leap of 15.28m, nicely away from Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk (14.96m) and Jamaica’s Shenieka Ricketts in third place with a soar of 14.85m. 

The Caribbean dominated the ladies’s 400m with the Dominican Republic’s Marelileidy Paulino (48.99 seconds) and Fiodaliza Cofil (49.93 seconds) occupying the highest two locations.  

Sada Williams of Barbados was third in 49.98 seconds with Jamaica’s two representatives, Candice McLeod and Stephenie-Ann McPherson completed in fourth and eighth locations, respectively.

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