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RJR Sports Awards | Nominee Nuggets - Shericka Jackson

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Shericka Jackson

1. On the possibility of going under 49 seconds ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics:

"Nothing is impossible, but sometimes it takes patience. If I do break 49 seconds, that would be a bonus, but for now, I am just focused on getting things right in training."

2. After clocking a personal best of 49.83 seconds to advance to the Women's 400-metre final in Rio:

"I was a bit surprised. I really didn't know I was going that fast, and was focused on following my coach's (Stephen Francis) instructions as best as possible."

3. After claiming bronze in the final:

"I got a medal for my father's birthday and I am happy. I have to give God thanks."

4. Thoughts on her coach:

"He's a patient person and I think he understands his athletes. He helps to develop athletes to perform at their best, especially at championships. So his guidance is like 100 per cent good."

5. About competing in the 400m sprint:

"I think I've kind of grown to love the 400m a bit more, and being the youngest from Jamaica to win a medal, it's a great feeling."