Sha’Carri Richardson’s comeback year continues to be great.
Richardson’s great start to the 2023 season continued in Nairobi when she coasted to an emphatic win in the women’s 200m. She not only won the race, but dominated everybody to the point where she could be seen celebrating super early before crossing the finish line.
Building a big lead over her rivals around the bend, the 23-year-old began extending both arms held aloft as she finished well clear of fellow Americans Kyra Jefferson and Shannon Ray.
Richardson’s victory at this Continental Tour Gold meeting in Nairobi came on the heels of her impressive 100m win over Shericka Jackson and Dina Asher-Smith at the opening Diamond League meeting of 2023 in Doha last week.
Amid speculation that Richardson had been kept out of the 100m due to the presence in that event of world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Jamaican would have to pull out after a slight injury.
Twanisha Terry took the win in the event.
Richardson is trying to make up for her mistake she made a few years ago that cost her a chance to compete in the Olympics.
In June 2021, Richardson participated in the United States Olympic Trials for the Tokyo Olympics. She won the 100-meter final with a time of 10.86 seconds, securing her spot on the U.S. Olympic team. However, shortly after her victory, it was revealed that she had tested positive for THC.
As a result, Richardson received a one-month suspension from competition, which prevented her from competing in the individual 100-meter event at the Olympics.
Despite her absence from the Olympics, Richardson’s dynamic personality and athletic ability made her a fan favorite. Her brightly colored hair, long nails, and confident demeanor added to her unique style both on and off the track.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.