Photos: Reminisce the Iconic USA vs Jamaica Rivalry With Classic Snippets of Sha’Carri Richardson, Shericka Jackson and More at WAC 2023

Published 12/11/2023, 12:07 AM EST

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For Sha’Carri Richardson, the platform of the World Athletics Championship was set to dethrone a track and field sovereign. The sovereign already claimed the prized title of being the second fastest woman in the 200m race history. So the athletic community couldn’t ask for a better match when these two young athletes locked their horns in the WAC 2023. However, both Sha’Carri Richardson and Shericka Jackson have never lost the mutual respect, propelling against the much-tensed USA-Jamaica rivalry in the court. The Budapest meet didn’t come out as the exception to that.

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Sha’Carri Richardson humbled Shericka Jackson in most of the meets there. The 23-year-old showed her natural emotion after the 200m final. That celebration joined others to be a treat to watch from the WAC 2023. 

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As a collector’s treasure, World Athletics released the celebration pictures of several athletes after they joined the winner list in the WAC 2023. They set the introductory lines “Behind the (camera) in 2023” as the caption. 

So here are some of the best moments from the event organized in Budapest.

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Sha’Carri Richardson and Shericka Jackson 

The meet became the platform when Sha’Carri Richardson faced Shericka Jackson for the third time on a single occasion. That seemed not enough as the USA athlete kept her best emotion saved for the ultimatum, the 200m final. Eventually, the duo showed up eagerly waiting for the result of the prized event.

Eventually, Shericka topped the event as well as the moment. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 

On Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sha’Carri once conceded to a media agency, “I just want to say she is an amazing athlete. I literally grew up watching her.” That moment bested the rivalry between the sprinters as Shelly-Ann hugged Sha’Carri Richardson after clinching the bronze in the women’s 100m final.

The sprinters shared the top and third positions, whereas Shericka took the silver. 

Josh Kerr

The British long-distance runner showed his unique emotion after defeating the highly favored Jakob Ingebrigsten in the 1500-meter event. 

Josh pointed his finger to his head to show his ultimate brain to overcome the concerted opposition that nullified his chances. 

Tara Davis-Woodhall

The 24-year-old long jumper had to face the double whammies of Ivana Buleta and Alina Rotaru-Kottman to register herself on the top list.

 She almost pulled a surprise on Buleta, as the latter needed to make a world record to humble Tara on the occasion. But still, it notched up Tara into a world of wonder as she showed in her celebration. 

Ryan Crouser

The self-made shot put hero from the USA repeated his success in the shot put final in the WAC 2023.

The big man unfurled his arms to welcome the occasion in his celebration. 

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The platform of the WAC 

Previously known as the IAAF World Championships in Athletics have been accustomed to the best talents from the outdoor sports year after year. The multivariate response to response to the event shot this up to glory. So, in Budapest, the reigning champions in several events appeared to face their toughest challenge to maintain their position. 

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On such occasions, athletes in the likes of Sha’Carri Richardson or Josh Kerr earn their demanded glory. Meanwhile, veterans like Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce open their hearts out to embrace the challenge to taste a new level. However, the athletes now have to wait for 2025 when WAC will come again to test their prowess in Tokyo. 

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Prasun Chakrabarty

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Hello there! I am Prasun Chakrabarty, an Olympics sports writer at EssentiallySports. Being an adrenaline junkie, I take a keen interest in creating insights about various avenues of the sporting realm. As an ardent swimming enthusiast, I take inspiration from the Baltimore Bullet Michael Phelps and love to create insights on various nooks and crannies around the turquoise turf.
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