Sha’Carri Richardson Becomes Fastest Woman In World Championship History

Sha’Carri Richardson Becomes Fastest Woman In World Championship History

Sha’Carri Richardson shocked the world with her blazing speed at the World Athletics Championships. In her debut, the Dallas native won the gold medal in the 100 meters, setting a world championship record and tying for the fifth-fastest woman over 100 meters in history. 


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Sha’Carri Richardson Makes Her Speedy Debut In Budapest

On Monday, August 21, during her debut at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Sha’Carri Richardson won the gold medal in the 100 meters with a blazing time of 10.65 seconds. 

Richardson’s breathtaking time catapulted her to the top of the track and field world. Her speed and determination were on full display as she sprinted past her competitors, securing the gold medal. 

This victory not only marked Richardson as the fastest woman in the world but also as the first American 100-meter world champion in six years. Richardson stated, “…Its surreal. I think in the morning i’ll probably feel it”

In the aftermath of her victory, Richardson created waves on social media. A video surfaced showing her allegedly only speaking with a Black reporter after her win while refusing to engage with other members of the media. 

A Journey of Hardships

However, Richardson’s path to success was not without obstacles. In 2021, she faced disappointment when she was stripped of her national title and Tokyo Olympic spot due to a positive marijuana test. Nonetheless, she refused to be deterred and continued to train fiercely for future competitions.

Additionally, in 2022, Jamaican Runner Shakerika Jackson won the championship in Eugene 2022, beating Richardson. Now, the Dallas trackstar has taken back her title.

Despite the challenges she has faced, Richardson remains a phenomenal athlete with a bright future ahead. Her remarkable speed, coupled with her determination and resilience, sets her apart as one of the most promising sprinters of her generation. 

Sha’Carri Gets Fierce

Track star Sha’Carri Richardson took to social media to voice her disappointment and frustration with ESPN for not extending to her an invitation to the 2023 ESPY Awards. She accused ESPN of previously portraying her as a “charity case” and emphasized the exceptional skill and dedication required in her discipline.

In early July, Sha’Carri Richardson left spectators in awe during the U.S. Track and Field Championships, as she shed her signature orange hair moments before her 100m championship race. A video shared on Twitter by the NBC Olympics captured the moment, showing Richardson preparing on the field with a bright orange wig tied in a ponytail.

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Written by Kelci Brown

Kelci Brown is a Mass Communications major who possesses a profound passion for the art of storytelling, specifically through film directing, acting, and journalism. Hailing from Missouri City near Houston, she is motivated by her innate drive to craft impactful narratives that forge deep connections with audiences. With unwavering dedication, Kelci is committed to refining her skills and making a meaningful and positive contribution to the realm of media and communication.


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