“History Will Be Made”- Sha’Carri Richardson Makes A Bold Prediction For Paris Olympics 2024

Published 10/02/2021, 3:28 PM EDT
EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates winning the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Sha’Carri Richardson, the 2017 relay World Champion, is back with some optimism towards Paris Olympics 2024. Richardson, the 21-year-old American, is a track and field athlete. Richardson specializes in sprinting events, namely 100m and 200m.

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Furthermore, she has participated in the 4x100m races and emerged victorious in the Pan American Championship held in 2017. Being the under-20 champion in this tournament fetched Richardson recognition at the global platform.

Richardson also qualified for the Summer Games in Tokyo. However, as she tested positive for taking a banned substance, she could not participate in the event. However, Richardson did not give up and participated at the Nike Prefontaine at the beginning of 2021 to make a comeback.

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EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates winning the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Ready For Paris 2024?

After letting herself and her fans down, she decided to rebuild her image. While competing at the Diamond League earlier this year she came 9th. Even though her personal best is 10.75 seconds in 100m, she clocked 11.11 seconds during her race against the very best, Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as well as Sherika Jackson.

Richardson is certainly not a quitter and looks to do work hard and fight in every situation. She recently posted her story wherein she said, “Paris 2024, history will be made“. This is most certainly a way for her to show her positive approach towards training for Paris.

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But will she be able to do it? Given her past performances, it does seem challenging for the young American to go up against her competitors and claim a medal in the tournament. However, Richardson is a talented individual, and therefore, one should never count her out.

Sha’Carri Richardson has a long way to go

Richardson was not able to start her professional season on a good note. But she tried to make her presence felt by being active on social media and also participated in tournaments that took place after the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Perhaps that is the reason she is more known for her nails and her hairstyle, which she says is inspired by the sprinting queen, Florence Griffith Joyner.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – SEPTEMBER 03: Sha’carri Richardson of the United States looks on during the women’s 200m of the Wanda Diamond League Memorial Van Damme at King Baudouin Stadium on September 3, 2021, in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Jorge Luis Alvarez Pupo/Getty Images)

In addition to being in touch with her fans, Richardson also opened up about her personal life, sharing that she also has a girlfriend. Apparently, she also announced in the month of June that she is an ardent supporter of the LGBTQI+ community as well. 

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Despite her efforts to engage with the audience through social media, her chances to make history at the Paris Olympics look thin. However, just like her, let’s try to stay positive and wait for the tournament.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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