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Sha’Carri Richardson Qualifies for Paris Olympics with Fastest 100m of the Year

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Sha'Carri Richardson Qualifies for Paris Olympics with Fastest 100m of the Year

Sha’Carri Richardson has qualified for the Paris Olympics after running the fastest women’s 100 meters of the year, clocking in at 10.71 seconds. This win occurred during the Olympic trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Despite a slow start, Richardson pulled ahead after 60 meters and comfortably won the race, as noted by NBC Olympics & Paralympics.

Sha’Carri Richardson was followed by Melissa Jefferson, who finished second with a personal best of 10.80 seconds, and Twanisha Terry, who came third with a time of 10.98 seconds.

All three athletes, who train together, will compete in Paris.

Sha’Carri Richardson expressed great joy and confidence in her performance. “It definitely confirmed the year we’ve been training for. We’ve been preparing for this moment, it’s a full circle moment,” she told USA Today.

“We’re grateful and appreciative, and I’m super excited to grow and build from this momentum that we’ve already established.”

This Olympics marks a significant return for Richardson after she was suspended and missed the 2021 Tokyo Olympics due to a failed drug test. Reflecting on her journey, Richardson shared,

“Everything I’ve been through has led me to this moment. I don’t put a time on myself; I just know that if I execute and run the race that I trained for, the time will follow. I’m excited to go out there and run a well-executed race.”

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