Sha’Carri Richardson might truly be back.
Richardson earned her biggest win since the Tokyo Olympic Trials, and the most prestigious international race victory of her career at the Diamond League season opener in Doha on Friday.
The American runner continued her comeback to the forefront by running a 10.76 in the women’s 100m at the Doha Diamond League. She beat a field that included the last two world 200m champions — Jamaican Shericka Jackson and Brit Dina Asher-Smith, who were second and third.
Richardson also prevailed over 2022 U.S. champion Melissa Jefferson and TeeTee Terry, who anchored the U.S. to the 2022 World 4x100m relay title.
In the process of the win, Richardson also became the new world leader in women’s 100m.
This win improves her chances at July’s USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, where the top three in the 100m are in line to qualify for August’s world championships.
This is huge news after Richardson won the Olympic Trials in 2021, but had that result disqualified after testing positive for marijuana, which is banned in competition but not out of competition.
Last year, she was eliminated in the 100m first round at nationals.
Hopefully, the good times can continue to roll for her.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.