Home/Article

via Getty

via Getty

The Superstar of Track and field and the fastest woman alive. Rising to fame in 2019, breaking the collegiate NCAA Division 1 record of 100 m. From getting ineligible to compete in 100 m at the Olympics to becoming the world champion at the 2023 World Championship, Sha’Carri Richardson has proved herself the champion of the sport. Beating Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in 10.65 a new championship record time.

Having her fair share of adversity on the way Sha’Carri has made her ever-lasting impression on the game. Her incredible achievements have made her an inspiration for many up-and-coming athletes. Dallas Independent School district celebrated the Dallas Native for her incredible achievement in the sport.

Celebrating fastest woman Sha’Carri Richardson

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Dallas Native just got the track at the Kincaid Stadium named after her. Sha’Carri Richardson track was the honor that was given upon the sprinter. As the Dallas ISD graduate, she helped them earn back-to-back state championships. The District official said in the commemoration ceremony that it was an honor to see someone so close to reaching the heights she has achieved. Talking to everyone at the track, Sha’Carri said she is trying hard not to cry and is speechless and amazed by the honor.

There is more to honor and celebrate at the DallasISD as they made an announcement declaring November 10, 2023 as the Sha’Carri Richardson Day in Dallas. On this occasion, SCR reposted a post in her Instagram story that reads, “I never cared about track and field before her”, followed by a teary-eyed emoji. Sha’Carri is not an ordinary athlete. In a very short span of time, she has made her way to the top despite the struggles she faced and has become an athlete figure that the young generation of athletes is looking up to. Reaching new heights through her potential and work. She is an inspiration to the African-American community and to the LGBTQIA+ community.

I’m not Back, I’m Better

All eyes were on Richardson at the Budapest World Championships. It was the international debut for Richardson. All of it came after the adversity she faced in what would have been the beginning of her international career. After failing a test for marijuana use, Sha’Carri Richardson was suspended from the US Team. Her suspension prohibited her from participating in the 100 m but she was allowed to participate in the other event of track and field. She took responsibility for her actions and apologized to everyone. It was the devastating news of the death of her biological mother that pushed Richardson into this spiral, but after the apology and taking her time off, she could process it in a healthy way. With everything leading to the World Championship in Budapest.

The great comeback of Sha’Carri Richardson sent a ripple into the track and field community. World Championship at Budapest became the shining moment for Richardson as she clinched gold at 100 m, crushing Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and setting a record time of 10.65 seconds, despite starting at the ninth lane.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Sha’Carri has proved herself to be an electric figure in the track and field. She is here to break records and clinch medals. As she said in one of her Instagram posts, “I’m not back, I’m better”.

“Dreams like this come true. I’m just glad that I was able to be here for my first world championship and to do the things I’ve been working on all season,” Sha’Carri told Olympic.com in an exclusive interview.

Read more : Making a “Brave” Promise to Her Mother, Sha’Carri Richardson Gets Emotional While Reflecting on Her 23-Year-Old Journey

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

There is still a long way to go for the fastest woman on the planet. With the tracks ready at the Paris Olympics, 2024 Sha’Carri will look forward to setting her career in the historic book of greatest athletes by clinching the gold.

Watch this Story : Oscar De La Hoya Names Boxer Interested In Fighting Shakur Stevenson