Congratulations are in order Sha’Carri Richardsonas the 23-year-old athlete put in work at the annual Diamond League track and field meeting!
Kicking off in Doha, Qatar on Friday, Sha’Carri competed in the 100m against notable opponents such as; Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) and Dina Asher Smith (Great Britain).
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Notably, Sha’Carri set the world’s fastest 100-meter time that year, at 10.76 seconds.
Sha’Carri Richardson storms to victory in the women’s 100m in 10.76 🔥
This is both world class and meeting record 🙌#DiamondLeague #DohaDL pic.twitter.com/tq0Y7Ot2oI
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) May 5, 2023
In addition, this set a new record for the Diamond League meeting. The previous record of 10.80 seconds was set by a fellow American Tori Bowiewho recently passed away.
Doha Diamond League Results: Women’s 100m #DohaDL (+0.9)
10.76🇺🇸Sha’Carri Richardson (WL, MR)
10.98🇬🇧Dina Asher Smith (SB)
11.18🇺🇸Teahna Daniels (SB)
11.19🇺🇸Abby Steiner (SB) pic.twitter.com/mBkDL6w4j4
— Travis Miller (@travismillerx13) May 5, 2023
Sha’Carri Richardson: I’m not back—I’m better’
Just a day before this race, Sha’Carri shared an Instagram message acknowledging some of her experiences.
At one point, she attributed past misfortunes to the “pain” she was going through.
“I was wrong, and that’s why I went through the things I went through. I experienced the things I experienced. The pain I felt is the reason for everything [those] Things happened to me.”
Sha’Carri found that she recognized these points after she accepted her faith again. The athlete added that she “feels so much better” since embarking on this personal journey.
“I know that now because I had to return to my faith. And I feel so much better.”
She then announced “You all say I’m back. I’m not back – I’m better.” Period!
Sha’Carri Richardson talks about overcoming her struggles and what she’s learned
In fairness she is seeing positive results after her 10.76 win in Doha today 👏 pic.twitter.com/UMbW6XCux2
— RoriDunk (@FitzDunk) May 5, 2023
Is that Sha’Carris bounce back?
Readers will recall that after qualifying for the US Olympic team in 2021, she was unable to attend the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for marijuana.
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Richardson responded stoically by saying she “accepted” the unfortunate situation. She also indicated that she is working to “move forward [her] Career.”
“I understand the current situation. So I accept it and I just know what I have to do to move forward in my career.”
Dominating in Doha, it looks like the athlete is serious about working towards her comeback.
Congratulations to Sha’Carri Richardson on her record-breaking Diamond League performance!