Watch: Three Races Showing That Sha' Carri Richardson Still Has The Speed

Richardson is undefeated in 100m in 2023 and is looking toward a return to the Olympics.

After missing an opportunity to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of violating a marijuana ban, Sha’ Carri Richarson is making her claim to be one of the fastest sprinters in the sport this year and her glow-up cannot be denied. Putting all the controversies behind her and now in top racing form, Richardson is proving to the world why she is back in the gold medal conversation in the women’s 100m at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris. To bring you up on her latest exploits, here are three races showing that Richardson still has skills.

At the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Aug. 21, Richardson shocked the field from the outside lane running  a personal best 10.65 to beat Jamaicans Shericka Jackson and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce to take the world 100m title.

She had already advanced with a qualifying finish on Aug. 20  at 10.92. seconds which was the fastest time of all the 100m heats.

In the post-race interview, Richardson explained what her mind frame is after another dominating performance.

“I’m not worried about the world anymore,” she said. “I’ve seen the world be my friend. I’ve seen the world turn on me. It’s time to actually do it for myself.”

“I’m not worried about the world anymore,” Richardson told NBC Sunday. “I’ve seen the world be my friend. I’ve seen the world turn on me. But at the end of the day, I’ve always been with me. God has always been with me, so being on this scale now, it’s my time.”

“It’s always been my time, but now it’s my time to actually do it for myself and the people that feel like me, the people that look like me, and the people that know the truth about themselves as well. I represent those people,” she continued.

Richardson remains undefeated in the 100m in 2023.

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Competing at the Diamond League meet in Silesia, Poland last month, Richardson edged Shericka Jackson in the 100m with a time of 10.76 seconds, overtaking her rival by two hundredths in a thrilling race

Jackson, who is regarded as the world’s fastest woman this year after posting a time of 10.65 seconds at the Jamaican Championships, is 0-2 against Richardson this year. Richardson ran a personal-best 10.71 last week at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships and is undefeated at the distance this year.

At the U.S. Track and Field Championships, Richardson tossed her iconic orange wig moments and went on to run a 10.82 time to win the women's 100-meter final in dramatic fashion in Eugene, Oregon. Following the race, she said that she is at her best but don’t call it a comeback.

“I’m ready mentally, physically, and emotionally, and I’m here to stay,” she said after the race NBC News.“I'm not back, I'm better.”

Now that she can put all her energy into racing, Richardson’s raw talent is apparently speaking for itself. Team USA’s hunt for Olympic gold in Paris in the 100m is shaping up to include her. But time will tell if she will take it all the way.


Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect Richardson's 100m championship race.

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