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Unbeatable US champion, Sha’Carri Richardson defeats world No.1 Shericka Jackson at Silesia Diamond League

US Champion Sha’Carri Richardson extended her unbeaten run this season, defeating Shericka Jackson for the second time to win the Silesia Diamond League.

In a battle of the two fastest women in the world this season, Sha’Carri Richardson defeated Shericka Jackson in 10.76s (0.2) to win the women’s 100m at the Silesia Diamond League.

The newly crowned US champion had a poor start but chased down the Jamaican champion, crossing the finish line first ahead of Jackson in 10.78s, while home girl Ewa Swoboda ran a blistering Personal Best (PB) of 10.94s for third.

Richardson has been in exceptional form this season, staying unbeaten in all her 100m races and running most of the top fastest times this year.

Sha'Carri Richardson outruns a stacked field of Shericka Jackson at Silesia Diamond League
Shaa’Carri Richardson

She clocked a brilliant PB and a then world lead of 10.71s at the US championships, but it was short-lived as Jackson smashed it 24hrs later with a fantastic PB of 10.65s to win the Jamaican title.

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It set a mouthwatering clash to expect in Silesia on who will record a famous win, but Richardson showed her fantastic shape not to be denied victory.

Sha'Carri Richardson beats Shericka Jackson in Silesia
Sha’Carri Richardson and Shericka Jackson in Silesia

It’s her second success over the Jamaican this season, having defeated her at the Doha Diamond League back in May, also making it her second Diamond League win.

Richardson is in her best career shape heading to Budapest, and barring unforeseen circumstances, she remains the favourite for the world title.


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