Series07 Jun 2024

Stars of SPRINT: Sha'Carri Richardson


Sha'Carri Richardson celebrates her world 100m title win in Budapest (© AFP / Getty Images)

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Sprint star:  Sha'Carri Richardson
Country:  United States
Born:  25 March 2000
Disciplines: 100m, 200m, 4x100m
PBs:  100m - 10.65, 200m - 21.92
Honours:  2 x world champion, 1 x world bronze medallist

Sha'Carri Richardson is going far, and fast.

The US 24-year-old stormed into the spotlight at the NCAA Championships in 2019, winning the 100m in 10.75 and 200m in 22.17 – the second-best ever women’s one-day double behind Merlene Ottey’s achievements in Zurich in 1990.

Richardson has gone on to become a senior star and gained her first global title last year, winning the 100m at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23 in 10.65 – a time that places her joint fifth on the world all-time list.

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"I'm here. I'm the champion," she said after that victory in Budapest. "I told you all. I'm not back, I'm better."

She went on to claim bronze in the 200m and then formed part of USA’s world title-winning 4x100m squad, teaming up with Tamari Davis, Twanisha Terry and Gabby Thomas to set a championship record.

Richardson ran the anchor leg in another memorable battle with Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, who also joined her on the podium in both the 100m and 200m – getting gold in the latter.

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“Dreams like this come true,” she said. “I'm just glad that I was able to be here for my first World Championships and to do the things I've been working on all season.”

Next stop: Paris.

Watch more from the stars of SPRINT on Inside Track.

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