Sha’Carri Richardson Shuts Down Critics Questioning Her Training for 2022 Season in Her Own Style

Published 04/30/2022, 9:56 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 Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The upcoming showdown between Richardson and rival Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has the fans beyond excited. In their relentless pursuit for information, they have bombarded Richardson with questions about her prep and training. After keeping a low-key profile on her training regimen. Richardson finally puts a stop to all speculations in a unique way.

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Richardson posted a story on her Instagram account containing a video of her running in her track uniform. Although, all you can see is half of her uniform-clad torso and one arm as she races across the track, taken from the front camera of her phone. Known for her bold comments and straightforward Twitter posts, the fans aren’t all that surprised.

Sha’Carri Richardson’s 2021 season

Sha’Carri Richardson has been steadily gaining momentum as a sprinter in the last few years. With a personal best of 10.72, she is one of America’s fastest women sprinters. Richardson has amassed a net worth of a million dollars by the young age of 22.

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates winning the Women’s 100 Meter final with grandmother Betty Harp 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 Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

The 2021 season, however, was a rollercoaster ride for the sprinter. In the US Olympic trials, Richardson dominated the women’s 100m event, capturing her prelim, semi-final, and final in blistering fashion.

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Easily, Richardson had qualified for Tokyo 2020 and was the woman to watch out for. But in a turn of events, she was suspended from competition for a month after testing positive for marijuana on a drug test. This ban lost her a hard-earned spot at the Olympics.

Showdown with Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce

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Richardson missed her shot at the Olympic Games. Later in the season, she returned to competition with the Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon, where she was placed last.

However, it is a chance for a comeback for the young athlete. As she is set to race against Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce. Moreover, Richardson has had some off-field conflicts with the Jamaican sprinter in the past.

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And this competition has everyone on the edge of their seat. Shelly and Sha’Carri will compete at the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi, Kenya on May 7. Fans and critics alike are looking forward to how it will unfold.

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Mansi Jain

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Mansi Jain is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor's degree in Multimedia and Mass Communication from the University of Delhi and has previously interned for HT Media. When not online, Mansi can be found pursuing the shelves at the nearest bookstore.

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