Usain Bolt Recommends Sha’Carri Richardson His New Album ‘Country Yutes’ As Training Motivation

Published 09/18/2021, 10:08 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 19: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)


The conversation around the mental health of professional athletes has risen to prominence in the recent past. Many noteworthy athletes have opened about their struggles. Sprinting legend Usain Bolt started his Olympic career back in 2004 in Athens. However, he faced setback at his maiden Olympics, but kept going and became the GOAT.

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American sprinting star Sha’Carri Richardson faced a shocking ban before Tokyo Olympics 2020. After coming back on the field, the 21-year-old couldn’t deliver performances up to her level. Remarkably, she holds the world’s sixth-fastest record in 100m women’s event.

Usain Bolt addresses Sha’Carri Richardson’s mental health

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The Young American sprinter rose to fame at the Olympic trials for team USA. Richardson recorded an incredible speed of 10.72 seconds, recording the sixth-fastest time ever. Even though she lost her mother a week before the trials, Richardson performed her best on the field.

However, she faced a major setback, as she was banned from Tokyo Olympics 2020 team USA. The ban is now over, and she has returned to the track. But, she hasn’t been able to win any races after the comeback.

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)

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Usain Bolt recently launched his new music album, ‘Country Yutes’. In conversation with New York Post, Bolt talked about how Richardson has had a tough year. Bolt’s new album addresses real issues that people face in their lives. Hence, Bolt recommended Sha’Carri to listen to his album to prepare mentally for the next race.

“I would recommend my full album. I would give her the whole playlist to Sha’Carri. For me she’s been through a lot you know, she’s lost her mom. So one of the songs on the album is called ‘R.I.P. My G’ it’s about one of my friends and I lost a couple years ago. So it’s little bit of everything on this album it is for everybody,” Bolt said.

Richardson finished last in her comeback race

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Fans awaited Richardson‘s comeback after the sprinter had built up a head of steam heading into the Olympics. But everyone, including Richardson herself, was left disappointed as she finished at the last position. While Tokyo Olympics 2020 medalists, Jamaican trio of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Shericka Jackson clean swept the top places again. Elaine also created the world record of becoming the second-fastest woman with a time of 10.54 seconds.

The athletics season for 2021 is almost over, but Sha’Carri has the time on her side. Hopefully, in the coming up seasons and Paris Olympics 2024, Richardson will live up to her potential.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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