Sha’Carri Breezes Through Jokes, Criticism
Sha’Carri Richardson understood that track and field fans around the world anticipated her return to the track. However, she could not predict the overwhelming judgement and criticism that followed her performance at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon.
To no one’s surprise, Richardson’s body language after the race screamed disappointment, yet the track star did not let the race discourage her. It’s her “welcome back to the sport” race.
She sought to beat 100m gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah and her fellow Jamaican countrywomen. Yet she fell short.
During an interview with NBC’s Lewis Johnson immediately after the race, Richardson sent a clear message to the naysayers.
This is one race,” Richardson claimed. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the s— you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can’t nobody ever take that from me.”
Social Media Races To Make Jokes
One Twitter user wrote, “I feel I coulda beat Sha carri and all yes.”
Richardson swiftly clapped back with a response for the ages. “I’ll triple your whole year salary if you can,” Richardson responded with laughing emoji.
No one knows if the user will follow through with the race, but Sha’Carri is determined to prove that the world has not seen the best of her.
After The Race of All Races
Richardson’s participation in the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic is her first appearance since her disqualification from the Tokyo Olympics. She tested positive for marijuania after she learned about the death of her biological mother.
Despite her return to the sport, Richardson ran four-tenths of a second slower than her personal best of the season.