Sha’Carri Richardson became a sprinting sensation last summer when she won the U.S. Olympic trials’ women’s 100 meters, only to be disqualified for marijuana use. Everything has gone downhill for her since.
When she made her way back to the track, she finished in ninth place. At the time, fellow American track-mate Allyson Felix appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and gave Richardson some words of encouragement.
“She’s obviously been through so much,” said Felix, who triumphed at the Olympics picking up her 11th total medal. “I hope that she’s just supported. I hope that people rally around her. Obviously she has a great personality, and she’s brought a lot of attention to the sport. I think she’ll be in the sport for a very long time.
“I think just more than anything, for all athletes, there’s so much that goes into it — we just, you know, give her the support that she needs.”
Richardson appeared to take Felix’s words as a slight, saying, “Encouraging words on TV shows are just as real as well nothing at all,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.
Fast forward to July 2022 and Richardson is still bitter about Felix, who has since retired from the sport.
After retiring and coming back one more time for the 4x400m relay, Richardson would take to Instagram and post about the girls qualifying for the Finals.
However, Richardson purposely cropped Felix out of the picture.
It’s amazing to see how quickly she has went from America’s darling on the track to a heel turn that nobody saw coming.