“I Like Her Personality”- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Reveals Her Opinion of Sha’Carri Richardson

Published 09/08/2021, 1:33 PM EDT
Athletics – Diamond League – Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland – August 26, 2021 Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the women’s 100m final REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Jamaican sprinter, recently opened up about her opinions towards her American competitor, Shar’Carri Richardson. Sha’Carri has developed something of a rivalry with the Jamaican trio of Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, and Elaine Thompson-Herah. Though she hasn’t been able to perform as well on the track, Richardson has not held back off track.

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Fraser-Pryce, the 34-year-old specializes in 100m and 200m events. The Jamaican trio clean swept the podium in the 100m race and were all part of the 4x100m relay gold-winning Jamaican team.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 100m – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist, Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask on the podium poses with silver medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask and bronze medallist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Post her historic win in Tokyo, the Jamaican backed it up with another major feat in the Diamond League in Lausanne. Beating her teammate, Elaine Thompson, she secured the first position and clocked 10.60. With this, she also became the third-fastest woman to have recorded such a remarkable time after Elaine and FloJo. Post her race, the Jamaican said, “I had a very good feeling and I’m happy to have been able to do that time“.

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The nine-time world championship gold medalist added: “I continue to work well, race after race. I believed in myself and tonight I am leaving with a personal best. I knew that I was capable of it even if the wind this evening was fresh.

What did Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce say about Sha’Carri Richardson?

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Sha’Carri was touted as a serious medal hope at the Tokyo Olympics but she could not compete due to a doping related ban. In her much awaited comeback, the American could only finish 9th after a forgettable performance. Despite the disappointing results, Richardson has had a less-than-kind attitude towards the Jamaican trio. However, Fraser-Pryce recently offered a positive comment towards the American in one of her interviews. She said, “I like her. I like her personality“.

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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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