On Monday, track phenom Sha’Carri Richardson set the record in the women’s 100-meter while winning gold at the World Championship.
Clearly, she’s making a serious case to attend the Paris Olympics in 2024.
It was an amazing run, as Richardson started the race slightly behind Jamaican sprinters Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
However, by the end of the race, Sha’Carri Richardson got ahead of the competition and won with a record-breaking 10.65 time. It’s the fastest any woman has run the 100-meter ever.
Here’s the final heat of the race. Richardson is on the outside lane closest to the screen. And listen to that call. Goosebumps.
— NBC Olympics & Paralympics (@NBCOlympics) August 21, 2023
With the final results, Richardson took home the gold, while Jamaica’s two star sprinters Jackson (second place) and Fraser-Pryce (third place) took home silver and bronze.
Another reason why this win is so impressive is that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. So, Sha’Carri Richardson just proved she has what it takes to become an Olympic gold medalist.
It was a brilliant race and you can see the enthusiasm on Sha’Carri Richardson’s face after securing her record-breaking win at the World Championship.
— Travis Miller (@travismillerx13) August 21, 2023
Although Richardson has been the face of women’s track for a few years now, it’s been a bumpy ride to this moment.
Back in 2020, Richardson was unable to attend the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for THC, per Olympics.com. Although she served her suspension before the event, Team USA opted not to take her.
But now, she’s coming back with a vengeance as she has her eyes set on the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
We hope nothing but the best for her, as her Olympic dreams could be coming true next summer.