Sha’Carri Richardson Uses Kanye West’s Reference to Send Across a Powerful Message

Published 05/01/2022, 2:15 PM EDT

The thing that makes Sha’Carri Richardson so special is her undaunting confidence. No matter what the situation has been, no matter how many times she was criticized, she always wore her confidence like an armor. It’s her biggest strength, and it is something that defines her as an athlete.

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However, before making her appearance in the 2022 track and field season, she sends an important message.

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The 22-year-old Sha’Carri Richardson rose to fame with a sensational performance in the US Olympic trials. In fact, going into the Tokyo Olympics, she was one of the top favorites for gold medals. However, before the event, she was tested positive for the use of cannabis and immediately suspended for one month. Though the past is past and this new season is her chance to prove her true potential to the world.

Sha’Carri Richardson shares Kanye West’s speech

Ahead of the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 7, Sha’Carri has shared some strong words on her Instagram story. The sprinter shared a speech by Kanye West in which the rapper is talking about confidence. In the speech, Kanye says, “You should be overconfident, you should have more confidence. I am the greatest and you should feel that way about yourself, too.”

 

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These words coming from the story of Sha’Carri just ahead of her season appearance carry a lot of meaning. It’s an announcement that she is not coming to the race just to take part, but she is here to leave an impact.

She looks as confident as ever and surely we are going to witness something extraordinary from the 22-year-old athlete.

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Battle with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Sha’Carri and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are very important names in the track and field world. The talks about their encounter have been trending for a couple of weeks and it will go on until a winner is decided. Certainly, May 7 is going to be a blockbuster day for the sport and fans are eagerly awaiting this battle between the bests.

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – AUGUST 26: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce competes in Women’s 100m at Stade Olympique Pontaise on August 26, 2021 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Marco Mantovani/Getty Images)

Who do you think will be at the top this time?

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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