Sha’Carri Richardson Finally Shuts Down Haters With Podium Finish at Prefontaine Classic 2022 Behind Elaine Thompson-Herah

Published 05/28/2022, 5:03 PM EDT

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In a stacked line-up at the Prefontaine Classic, Sha’Carri Richardson did justice to her talent. She finished second and matched the likes of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson, and Dina Asher-Smith. Thus, after all the hype and adulation, Richardson finally gets her place on the podium. On the other hand, Thompson-Herah finished first while Jackson finished in third place.

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It proved to be a great race for Richardson, who had an unsatisfactory debut for the season. But this can give her a timely boost as the World Championships arrive soon.

Sha’Carri Richardson produces a stunning performance

Thompson-Herah won the race with a time of 10.79 seconds with a headwind of +0.7. Richardson finished with her personal best for this season with a time of 10.92 seconds, just.20 seconds behind her personal best. Olympic bronze medalist Shericka Jackson set a time of 10.92 as well, but Richardson appeared to finish in front of her.

The race saw all the women making a terrific start. As everyone came down to the final stretch, Thompson-Herah’s god-like sprinting abilities were on full display as she separated herself from the rest of the pack. As for Richardson, she redeemed herself from the last major 100-meter competition.

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It’s been hard for the 22-year-old sprinter in recent times. She finished well with a sensational performance at the US trials but failed a doping test, which led to her getting a ban. Thus, this race became important for her to prove her credentials, and she finally did it.

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A great comeback from Richardson

Ever since she became the sixth-fastest woman in the world, Richardson’s form has not been up to scratch. She finished ninth in her comeback race at last year’s Prefontaine Classic. Making her debut last week, Richardson only managed a time of 11.27 seconds. Hence, this time is way behind her personal best of 10.72. However, this result truly speaks to the talent she has.

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With the 2022 World Track and Field Championships on the way, this will be a major boost to her confidence before heading to the major event. All’s not lost for Sha’Carri Richardson as she is back with a bang and looks to keep this momentum up.

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