Grace Jackson

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Grace Jackson
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Competitor for  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver 1988 Seoul 200 metres
World Indoor Championships
Silver 1989 Budapest 200 metres
Bronze 1987 Indianapolis 200 metres

Grace Jackson (born 14 June 1961 in St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies Federation ) is a retired Jamaican athlete, who competed mainly in the 100 and 200 metres.

Jackson reached the 100 and 200 m finals in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympic Games and the 200 m final in Barcelona in 1992.

Her breakthrough performance was at the 1988 Summer Olympics, held in Seoul, South Korea. She won a silver medal over 200 m behind Florence Griffith-Joyner, defeating then 200 m World Champion Silke Moller, Heike Drechsler and team mate Merlene Ottey. She also won a bronze medal at the 1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships and a silver medal at the 1989 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

A detailed biography was published.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Personal Bests:

  • 100 metres - 11.08sec (1988) - also ran 10.97 wind-assisted (+3.0) in 1988
  • 200 metres - 21.72sec (1988) - stood as Jamaican Record from 1988-1990
  • 400 metres - 49.57sec (1989) - stood as Jamaican Record from 1989-2002


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1976 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 2nd High jump 1.65m
1978 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 100m hurdles 16.56s
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Xalapa, México 1st High jump 1.65m A
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 7th 200 m 23.25
3rd 4x100 m 43.69
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 200 m 22.63
heats 4x400 m 3:34.17
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 5th 100 m 11.39
5th 200 m 22.20
8th 4x100 m 53.54
5th 4x400 m 3:27.51
1985 World Cup Canberra, Australia =2nd 100 m 11.30
2nd 200 m 22.61
4th 4x100 m 43.39
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 200 m 23.21
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 4th 100 m 10.97w
2nd 200 m 21.72
4x100 m DNS final
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 200 m 22.95
World Cup Barcelona, Spain 3rd 200 m 22.87
4th 4x100 m 43.58
1st 4x400 m 3:23.05
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 200 m 22.61

References[edit]

  1. ^ Personalities - SMALL, Grace Jackson, The Gleaner Company Limited, retrieved January 20, 2012 


External links[edit]

Sports Reference


Preceded by
Merlene Ottey
Jamaica Sportswoman of the Year
1986
Succeeded by
Merlene Ottey
Preceded by
Merlene Ottey
Jamaica Sportswoman of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Merlene Ottey