WATCH: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Walks By With Smug Smile as Sha’Carri Richardson Goes Off After Humiliating Loss

Published 08/22/2021, 8:47 AM EDT


Talking about embarrassments, Sha’Carri Richardson’s antics before the Nike Prefontaine Classic made her learn a new lesson. A lesson in humility. The talented American sprinter could not perform well and finished eight in an embarrassing loss for the 21-year-old. The trolls keep coming for the sprinter who came back after a ban for failing a drug test. Likewise, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gave a bit of banter during Richardson’s post-match interview.

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Richardson returned to the Nike Prefontaine Classic competition but could not make her mark in the race.

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Richardson finished last in the 100-meter race

Even though she spoke about using cannabis to deal with her mother’s untimely death, it was still not an excuse for the talented athlete. Having received widespread support for the injustice towards her by the committee, Richardson hyped the race in Oregon, as it was her comeback trail. But things went south for the girl born in Dallas.

The race finished with Elaine Thompson-Herah taking the gold medal after setting a time of 10.54 seconds. Elaine came 0.05 seconds close to Florence Griffith Joyner’s long-standing 100-meter record. Likewise, the Tokyo Olympic silver medalist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, finished second as a repeat of the Olympic Games happened in Oregon.

Sticking with Fraser-Pryce, she produced a moment of banter when Richardson was going all in during the post-race interview.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with a cheeky dig

Leading to the race, Richardson was seen wearing bossy attire as she soaked in the adulation from her own sense of fantasy. The funny thing with sports is when you win, you receive every single bit of admiration from fans and players alike, but when you lose after gloating and hyping yourself up, things are only heading in one direction.

That’s exactly what happened with Sha’Carri.

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After the race, Richardson went on a rant about her shortcomings while Fraser-Pryce appeared to walk by and gave a cheeky little smile to the camera.

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A cheeky little smile that spells a thousand words. The ripostes keep coming and it is endless. Where her career goes from here remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure, she is an incredible young talent. The ability to pick oneself from this humiliating loss will speak volumes about her character and personality. Can she do it?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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