Grace Jackson

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Grace Jackson
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Competitor for  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver 1988 Seoul 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, beating 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