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“They Don’t Want Woman Like Us to Win”: NCAA Champion Angel Reese Sends Strong Message to 23YO Sha’Carri Richardson, the Fastest Woman in the World

Published 08/22/2023, 7:35 PM EDT

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On Monday, in Budapest, 23-year-old Sha’Carri Richardson earned her maiden World Championship title. But what garnered attention across several sports is 2023 NCAA Champion Angel Reese’s latest social media post. Reese, who is pretty active on social media, penned a powerful message of empowerment for her fellow athlete.

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The college basketballer emphasized overcoming obstacles that women, especially women of color, often face in various domains. The LSU star’s statement also signals the solidarity among female athletes, even when they compete in various sports.

Angel Reese gives a shoutout to Sha’Carri Richardson


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The context of Reese’s message becomes even more poignant given Sha’Carri Richardson’s journey. Despite being faced with adversity and controversy, Richardson has displayed unwavering determination and resilience.

Reese’s words of encouragement solidify the notion that athletes are not merely competitors – they are trailblazers and inspirations, shattering barriers for future generations.


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The recent show of admiration highlights the mutual respect and acknowledgment of shared struggles that women in sports experience. The young hooper’s choice to give a shoutout to Richardson publicly not only showcases camaraderie but also stresses the significance of using one’s platform to uplift and motivate others.

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The 21-year-old champion took to social media to extend her support for the fastest woman in the world. She took to her Instagram and wrote, “BEATS THE ODDS! DO YO BIG ONE BBY! they don’t want women like us to win! WE ALWAYS WIN!”

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As the focus shifts to Sha’Carri Richardson’s participation in the 2023 World Athletics Championships, anticipation and excitement are palpable. The question on everyone’s mind is whether Richardson, the U.S. track star, can achieve an extraordinary feat—becoming a first-time sprint doubles champion by clinching victories in both the 100m and 200m events. Her recent triumph in the 100m race has set a precedent and fueled hopes for more success on the track.

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The 200m race holds particular significance for Richardson and Team USA. Historically, the 200m world title has eluded American women for the past decade. However, Richardson’s exceptional performance has injected renewed optimism.

Her championship record run not only rekindles aspirations for the gold medal but also revitalizes the competitive spirit of the American contingent. Richardson’s emergence as a contender could recapture the gold won by Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson in the last championships.


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With a chance at history in the making, do you think Richardson has what it takes to grab double gold? Let us know in the comments below!

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Almas Saad


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Mohammad Almas Saad is an NBA Writer at EssentiallySports. Almas has over four years of experience writing about the sport he loves. He began right after college and has composed more than 500 stories.
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