After Calling Out NBC and USATF, Sha’Carri Richardson Set to Compete at US Championship 2023- Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Published 07/05/2023, 5:54 PM EDT

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On July 1, Sha’Carri Richardson took to her social media to express her concerns about the media’s treatment of track and field. She shared a news post from Track World, revealing that the upcoming US championship would not be broadcast on NBC. She criticized the media houses for making it harder for track and field to gain exposure. Sha’Carri expressed her disappointment by tagging USATF on CNBC. She did this as it marked the first time since 2006 that the championship would not be televised. 

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The original post, made by a track and field news account, disclosed that the US championship would be exclusively available on CNBC and USATF.TV. Despite the controversy, Sha’Carri Richardson remains determined to compete at the US Championship. The track star is seeking another chance to make her mark on the global stage of track athletics.

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On Twitter, a Track & Field writer shared the line-up for the Women’s 200m heats at the US Championships, highlighting exciting matchups in each heat. Among the athletes listed, the 23-year-old LSU star has been making waves with her impressive performances. She recorded the fourth fastest time in history in the women’s 100m at the Miramar Invitational meet, consistently running sub-11 seconds throughout the 2023 season. Richardson’s accomplishments include her first Diamond League race victory in Doha on May 5. 

Now, her focus is set on the 2023 USA Track and Field Championships, set to take place in Eugene, Oregon from July 6 to 9. A podium finish in the 100m and 200m events will secure Richardson’s spot on the USA team for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest. She aims to qualify for the championship after missing out last year. Richardson faces strong competition, including from defending champion Abby Steiner.

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Intense schedule set for women’s track and field events

The 2023 USA Track and Field Championships and World Trials have a tightly scheduled lineup for the women’s 100m and 200m events. The first round of the women’s 100m will kick off on July 6 at 16:04 PDT. This will be followed by the semi-finals on July 7 at 19:14 PDT and the final at 20:45 PDT. 

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As for the women’s 200m, the first round will take place on July 8 at 17:09 PDT, while the semi-finals are scheduled for July 9 at 17:45 PDT. The intense competition will culminate with the final on July 9 at 19:10 PDT. In the United States, CNBC will provide live coverage of the USATF Championships, broadcasting the main action during two-hour nightly segments starting on July 7.

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