When Usain Bolt Asked Sha’Carri Richardson To Talk Less, The US Star Didn’t Spare The Legend

Published 04/28/2022, 8:45 AM EDT
EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson reacts after competing in the Women’s 100 Meter Semi-finals 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)

In the past few years, Sha’Carri Richardson has had her own share of clashes with other athletes. The young athlete is not one to keep it low-key and is very bold and outgoing with her opinions. Moreover, she makes her opinion known to all. Once when the Olympic legend Usain Bolt pointed out Richardson’s performance, she was quick to reply back.

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The iconic sprinter Usain Bolt had some advice for Sha’Carri, which she didn’t seem to take so well. Bolt himself is one of the greatest athletes to exist, therefore, advice from him would mean a lot to any other athlete. But the same wan’t the case with Sha’Carri.

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Sha’Carri Richardson hits back at Usain Bolt after his advice

Widely regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt had something to say about American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson. In an interview with The Post in September 2021, Bolt was asked what she thought of the upcoming sprinter.

 “I would tell Sha’Carri to train harder and to be focused and not say too much … If you talk that big talk, you have to back it up,” said the champion athlete. After this piece of advice. Richardson also had something to say to Bolt.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 19: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

“Everybody want to give advice in the media but none of them actually take the time to speak to her outside the media. So I feel her. Stop speaking on me when you don’t even speak to me,” read a comment that Sha’Carri shared. It was actually a comment from one of Sha’Carri’s fans.

Richardson did quite well at the Olympic trials. However, her absence from the Olympics was caused by a month-long ban after she failed a drug test. In her first performance after her ban, she lost to Elaine Thompson Herah at the Prefontaine Classic.

Sha’Carri throws shade at Allyson Felix

Not just Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix too had some words of advice for the young sprinter. Notably, Felix is the most decorated American female sprinter. Felix who understood what Richardson went through, had some warm words to say about her.

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“I hope that she’s just supported. I hope that people rally around her,said Felix even pointing out Richardson’s amazing personality. However, Sha’Carri did not take this all too well.

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson looks on after 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 Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

“Encouraging words on TV shows are just as real as well nothing at all,” she posted via her Instagram Stories.

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Besides this, Richardson is also known for her rivalries with Jamaican competitors like Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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