Sha’Carri Richardson Fails to Win Race Without Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce and Elaine Thompson Herah at Brussels Diamond League

Published 09/04/2021, 10:10 AM EDT


Sha’Carri Richardson has been in the limelight for a while now. However, it’s not because of her performances on the track but because of her disappointing comeback to racing after her ban from the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Fans were heartbroken when Sha’Carri was banned from the US team for the mega-event. Hence, her comeback in the track and field events was much awaited.

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Sadly, Richardson has been not able to reach the peak of her performance. In her first race after the ban, Sha’Carri finished at the last position in Eugène Diamond League meet.

Richardson had another shot at proving herself at the Diamonds League in Brussels. In fact, she had a bright chance to at least reach the top three as the Olympic champion, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, had withdrawn from the race.

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Sha’Carri Richardson finishes at the fourth position, Shericka Jackson finishes second

Since her comeback, Sha’Carri has been in an intense rivalry with the Jamaican trio. The trio of Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann, and Jackson clean swept the medals at the Tokyo Games in the 100m race. The performance graph of the Jamaicans has been moving upward since at the Diamonds league. While Elaine became the second-fastest woman, Shelly-Ann became the third-fastest woman in the world.

However, the two Jamaicans had withdrawn from the Brussels Diamond League, and Sha’Carri faced only one of the trio. Although Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Namibia’s Christine Mboma was also part of the 200m race in Brussels.

Sha’Carri finished the race at the fourth position, way behind the Namibian and Jamaican sprinters. While Christine Mboma finished at 21.84 and Shericka Jackson finished at 21.95, Sha’s Carri clocked the time of 22.45 seconds. Britain’s Dina Asher finished at the third position, clocking a time of 22.04.

Sha’Carri’s time record since her comeback

Richardson first rose to fame and limelight at the Olympic trials when she won the race. 21-year-old stunningly finished the final race at 10.86 seconds. While she had clocked a time of 10.64 seconds in the semi-finals.

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Unfortunately, she missed out on the mega-quadrennial games. But is now back on the field at the Diamond Leagues meet. At the Diamonds league meets in Eugene, she had a major setback. She clocked a time of 11.14 seconds in the 100m race.

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson looks on after 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)

At her next match in the Brussels Diamond League, she finished at the fourth position with a time of 22.45 seconds in the 200m. This was the last stop of the Diamond League and the season is almost over.

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Sha’Carri might have very few chances left this season to prove herself, but she has time on her side. Even the Olympic legend Usain Bolt had praised the American sprinter for her vibe and her ability to get people to talk about the track and field sport. Hopefully, we will soon see her at the peak of her abilities.

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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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