“Smashing the World Record That FloJo..”- US Track Legend Claims Sha’Carri Richardson Is Future’s World’s Fastest Female Sprinter

Published 05/10/2022, 9:45 AM EDT
EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates 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)

Mentoring is a trusted relationship and a meaningful commitment. It helps one to manage their learning and maximize their potential. A mentor helps one become the person they want to be. The world of sports has seen many great mentors. Sir Alex Ferguson – Cristiano Ronaldo, Tom Brady – New England Patriots, Steph Curry – Golden State Warriors are some examples of a special mentor-mentee relationship. Similarly, a lesser-known relationship is shared by track and field athletes Justin Gatlin and Sha’Carri Richardson.

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The retired athlete has spent some time training with the sensation and praises her highly.

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Justin Gatlin makes a bold claim about Sha’Carri Richardson

Both the athletes live in Orlando, and until Gatlin’s retirement, they trained together. Richardson would often seek advice from the former Olympic and world champion. During a recent interview, Gatlin made a shocking revelation about Sha’Carri’s practice times.

When asked about what the future looked like for Sha’Carri, Gatlin gave an interesting reply. Justin said he has been where she’s at during his journey to the top. “She’s gonna go beyond where I’ve been,” he said. “She comes in and ‘boop’ 10.5 ‘boop’ 10.3. You know that’s smashing the world record that FloJo put together,” added Gatlin.

 

He also said that if she’s doing this at practice, it’s only a matter of time before she does it at a professional event. Sha’Carri’s current legal personal best stands at 10.72seconds which she achieved in April 2021.

So if what Gatlin is saying is true, Richardson may soon become the fastest woman in history and shatter all records.

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Richardson qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a time of 10.86seconds. However, it did not happen since a urine sample given by her tested positive for substance abuse. She later confessed to using cannabis to deal with her mother’s loss. Eventually, she was given a one-month ban.

In her comeback race at the Prefontaine Classic, there were high hopes of an exciting race. But, unfortunately for Richardson, it just didn’t happen. The American finished in last place as the Jamaican trio swept the podium places. Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson took the first three positions, respectively.

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No matter what, the future still looks bright for the young American and we hope to see her break the world record soon.

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Naman Gopal Srivastava

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Naman Gopal is a US Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. Naman is an Undergraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor’s degree in Cinematography from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology. An ardent fan of basketball and soccer, Naman was once a national level soccer player himself.

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