Sha’Carri Richardson has truly changed, because, in the past, she would’ve went on a tirade after what recently happened to her.
The American runner, who is fresh off an impressive win on Friday, revealed she was kicked out of the 100m race in Botswana and then in Kenya but did run in the 200m.
“I will be running 200m not 100m,” Richardson said on her Instagram story. “I don’t know where all these rumours are coming from. I was kicked out of my 100m, besides Doha.”
Richardson had to settle for second place in the women’s 200m after losing to compatriot Kayla White.
Sha’Carri Richardson showed up and showed out at the Diamond League season opener in Doha last Friday.
The first-rate athlete won the 100m in 10.76 seconds, which is the fastest time in the world this year. She has been the only American woman to break 10.80 seconds since 2017. Her personal best was 10.72 seconds in 2019.
The 23-year-old increases her chances at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in July, where the top three in the 100m will be in the running to qualify for world championships in Budapest in August.
Richardson was expected to set the world on fire at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics but was banned from the race after testing positive for marijuana. The then-21-year-old admitted to using cannabis after hearing about the recent death of her biological mother.
Nike, who had been sponsoring the athlete since 2019, refused to revoke her endorsement deal.
Despite a number of controversies since then, she is starting her way back on redemption and getting back to her winning ways.
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