Sha’Carri Richardson Defeats The Fastest Woman In The World!


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Meeting 2022 of Spitzen Leichtathletik happened at the end of August in Luzern, Switzerland. The World Athletic Continental Tour silver competition is the second tier below the elite Diamond League. The good news from the event is about Sha’Carri Richardson, who has succeeded in beating the world’s fastest woman from Jamaica. 

Sha’Carri Richardson’s Marijuana Scandal 

The American sprinter faced a lousy patch after completing the 100m sprint in 10.86 at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials. Despite finishing the trials in record time, the concerned departments suspended her from the event for 30 days. 

And the reason was Marijuana. 

Sha’Carri Richardson failed her drug test and had to face the rightful consequences. The setback of this suspension was not being able to participate in Tokyo Olympics scheduled in June 2022. 

Comeback In Switzerland 

However, the American sprint woman has made her way back to the game by defeating the world’s fastest woman in the 100m sprint in Spitzen Leichtanthletik meets on August 30, 2022. Jamaican Thompson-Herah had been very busy in back-to-back events and even got the Gold in Commonwealth Games and a bronze in at Worlds Athletics Championships in Oregon.

Richardson managed to win the recent tussle by completing the sprint 0.01 seconds earlier than Herah. Richardson completed the sprint in 11.29, Jamaican’s Hera stood second at 11.30, and Celera Barnes from the USA made it in 11.40. 

She did an amazing job in the hard conditions of Switzerland. Cold, wet conditions and a headwind of -2.0m/s upsetting the Olympichcampion is indeed something Richardson is proud of. 

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Who Is The Fastest Woman In The World?

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah is the fastest woman in the world at present. She has competed at Tokyo Olympics and has beaten Fraser-Pryce by two-tenths of a second. Thompson Herah had been very active in the season with her competitions at World’s Championships, Diamond League Meetings, and Commonwealth Games, all in a row within the last two months. 

She was disqualified for a false start at the Diamond League meeting in the last week of August. However, she grabbed the medals in meetings at Eugene and Rabat. Jamaican sprinter had made the record of second fastest ever to complete 100m at Diamond League meeting at Eugene. She completed her sprint in 10.54, second best after Florence Griffith Joyner’s 100m record of 10.49 seconds in 1988. 

How Fans Have Welcomed Richardson Back In The Race?

As soon as the news of Richardson defeating Thompson-Herah came out, fans had an overwhelming response to celebrate the comeback of the American star. Many appreciated her appreciation, while others emphasized her bounce back from the scandal she faced. 

A fan of the American sprinter tweeted:

“Sha’Carri Richardson got a whole lot of hate when she was going through her situation & when she loss those races , now let’s reverse that & show her the same amount of love for winning.”

Sha’Carri Has A Lot More To Tell The World About Her

This recent victory is a breeze of fresh air for the American star, and we can hope that it will open her way back to the race she deserves to be part of! It won’t be an overestimation to say that this victory is going to be with her while gearing up for the 2024 Paris Games. 

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