Sha’Carri Richardson may need to take an extended break from social media until her next race.
Sha’Carri Richardson was the biggest topic headed to the Tokyo Olympics, but her smoking marijuana after the death of her biological mother got her suspended for 30 days.
She became a trrending topic yet again this weekend, but for all the wrong reasons. Richardson’s underwhelming return to the track at Saturday’s Prefontaine Classic essentially poured a bucket of ice water on the debate that she would’ve gotten on the medal stand in Tokyo.
Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100 in a personal-best 10.54 seconds, which was .05 seconds off FloJo’s record of 10.49. Richardson finished last, not only behind all three Jamaican medalists but also behind the five other competitors.
She became a running joke on social media that continues even today.
One Twitter troll said that she would be able to beat her after watching that performance.
Richardson saw the tweet and replied, “I’ll triple your whole year salary if you can”
At the end of the race, Richardson delivered fireworks as she declared her performance “a great return back to the sport” and insisted she was “not upset at myself at all.”
“This is one race,” Richardson continued. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the shit 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.”