Abby Steiner was not in a position to full her sweep of gold medals this summer season.
The reigning NCAA and USA Track and Field outdoor 200-meter champion couldn’t make it 3-for-3 late Thursday night time, ending fifth within the World Athletic Championships in Eugene, Oregon. She crossed in 22.26 seconds.
Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson cruised to gold in 21.45, and teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce completed second (21.81). Nice Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith took bronze (22.02).
It nonetheless caps a powerful stretch for Steiner, who signed with Puma final week. She certified for Thursday’s 200-meter ultimate by finishing second in her semifinal heat Tuesday, qualifying eighth total with a 22.15.
Steiner was not in a position to match her NCAA-record 21.8 that she ran within the NCAA outside championships on the identical monitor in June. She missed the 2021 championships attributable to Achilles tendinitis and was not in a position to take part in qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.
Jackson’s 21.45 was a mere .11 seconds off the world document of 21.34 set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner within the 1988 Olympics.
Noah Lyles set a new American record within the males’s 200 moments later, crossing the end line in 19.31, shattering the document in place because the 1996 Olympic video games set by Michael Johnson (19.50).