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SHERICKA JACKSON RETURNS TO THE TRACK

The Bucharest 2023 World Champion in the 200 meter dash returns to high competition and will compete in the double hectometer in the Diamond League in Rabat, Morocco this Sunday, May 19.

Don’t miss this season debut and the participation of all the athletes from our continent through Panam Sports Channel. See the schedule here.

The fourth date of the Diamond League promises a lot. In Rabat, Morocco, the competition will take place that will have several tasty ingredients so you don’t miss this event.

Among them, the return to the slopes after a long time of Shericka Jackson. The Jamaican sprinter has been absent from major competitions, and did not even show her nose in the 2024 indoor season. She actually registered for some tournaments, but then did not participate. Thus the doubts of her followers and the specialized press grew as she did not start her athletic year.

That is until this weekend, because the Rabat 2024 Diamond League has already secured this year’s debut race in the 200 meter dash for the Olympic, world and Pan American sprint medalist.

In the 200 meters she is already registered along with 7 other athletes from around the world. Shericka, of course, appears with the best time of all the competitors (21.41sec), and the closest follower of her in terms of historical records is Mujinga Kambundji from Switzerland with 22.05.

The eyes, as always, will be on the men’s 100-meter dash, where the fight for the gold medal will be between the Olympic medalist Andre de Grasse from Canada, Yohan Blake from Jamaica and the American Brandon Hicklin, who already has to his credit a better . season mark of 9.94 seconds.

In Rabat it is expected that if or if some of the specialists will go under 10 seconds, since in the last three dates of the Diamond League, no one has gone under that time. So far the best hectometer record is by Akani Simbine of South Africa in Shanghai with 10.01 seconds.

Another duel that will attract attention will be the women’s shot put. Double world champion Chase Jackson will have a tough fight for the gold medal. Next to her will be Canadian Sarah Mitton, world silver medalist. A duel that already promises to be between clenched teeth.

And finally, in the triple jump, where the Cuban, world silver medalist and 3rd in the global ranking, Lázaro Martínez, will have a tough battle with 3 other great athletes: Hughes Zango from Burkina Faso, current world number 1, and world champion . 2023, the Portuguese, Pedro Pichardo, 2022 World Champion and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion, and the Italian, Andy Días Hernández, number 2 in the ranking and World Leader in the specialty this season.

You can see all of these outstanding world-class athletes live from Morocco through the Panam Sports Channel, in our special broadcast with the stories and comments of Soledad Bacarreza.

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Below we detail the programming of the Rabat 2024 Diamond League:

13:26 Women’s shot put
13:50 Women’s pole vault
14:04 women’s 400m hurdles
14:12 Men’s triple jump
14:14 800m men
14:24 5000m Women
14:41 Men’s discus throw
14:48 400m men
14:57 1500 m men
15:10 women’s 200m
15:22 100 meters men
15:33 800m Women
15:46 3000m men’s hurdles.