CONGRATS Usain and Shericka! Thursday AM Update, Schedule for Friday’s Action!


110M Hurdles Men

Shubenkov of Russia, Aries Merritt and Oliver of the USA and France’s Bascou all looking superb. France’s LaGarde should qualify as fastest loser and is one to watch.

Ja’s Parchment is looking good as well. He came second vs the Russian. McLeoud will be in the mix too. Hitting lots of hurdles finishing 2nd vs Aires.

Riley didn’t make the final.

200m Semi-Final

Semi Final 1

Elaine Thompson continues to look impressive easing up in about the last 50m with a time of 22.13.

McGrone of the USA was way behind in 2nd.

Semi Final 2

Dafne Schippers looking extremely good! She jogged 22.36. She looked side to side in the stretch. Suga thinks she will have a narrow edge over Elaine. She will have a massive finish.

Sherone qualified coming 3rd in 22.53.

Semi Final 3

VCB was way behind but still qualified for the final as Fastest loser. Look out for young Great Britain’s Dina Asha Smith will be in the mix, winning in 22.13. Continuing to improve her PB. USA’s Tarmoh qualified as well coming 2nd.

Men’s Triple Long Jump Final

USA gets their 2nd Gold medal of the Championship with Christian Taylor winning and Cuba’s Richardo won silver.

400m Women’s Final

Allyson Felix flew for the first 200m and led the whole way winning in 49.26 WL.

Shaunae Miller came from behind but didn’t have enough gas to catch Felix, winning silver in 49.67.

SHERICKA JACKSON won Bronze for Jamaica. The 21 yr old ran extremely well running her PB at 49.99.

Jamaica ran 3,4,5,6! Well done all of you! Day 4th, McPherson 5th out of lane 9 and Novlene 6th out of lane 1.

They were all on the floor after the line. What a race!

200m MEN’s FINAL!

USAIN BOLT finishes all arguments and ran a hell of a race finishing in 19.55! He said he had no doubt about the 200m and takes it more personal than the 100. Gatlin ran his PB earlier this year of 19.57, so with Bolt having more gas in the tank we can see why he was positive he would win. Gatlin was unlikely to reproduce that time or better after running the 100m and all those rounds. Gatlin dismissed!

Gatlin came off the curb well, close to Bolt and even went slightly ahead of Bolt early on the stretch. But Bolt stepped up his gear and won convincingly with time to watch the screen and celebrate before the line.

So Gatlin settles with silver at 19.74 and no surprise with SA’s Jobodwana 3rd with a NR of 19.87. Edward from Panama in 4th with a SB of 19.87. Hughes came fifth with a PB of 20.02.

Ashmeade was out of sight expectedly. Dead last. Not even up like 7.



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FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28 – Jamaica time

3:15am    Men’s High Jump Decathalon

6:00am    Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification Group A


6:50am    Women’s Long Jump Final

6:55am    Men’s 1500m Semi-Final

7:20am    Men’s 400m Decathalon

7:25am    Women’s Javelin Throw Qualification Group B

8:00am    WOMEN’S 200M FINAL

8:20am    MEN’S 110M HURDLES FINAL


FRIDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 28 – Jamaica time

6:30pm     Men’s 50km Race Walk Final

8:00pm     Men’s 110m Hurdles Decathalon

9:05pm     Men’s Discus Throw Decathalon Group A

9:15pm     WOMEN’S 4*400M RELAY HEATS

9:40pm     MEN’S 4*400m RELAY HEATS

10:20pm   Men’s Discus Throw Decathalon Group B

11:00pm   WOMEN’S 4*100M RELAY HEATS

11:20pm   MEN’S 4*100M RELAY HEATS

12:15am    Men’s Pole Vault Decathalon

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