Sha’Carri Richardson ‘s comeback to the track did not yield the triumph she had hoped for. She came in the last place against the same woman she had beaten just a few months prior.
Richardson, who had been disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics, competed at the Prefontaine Classic for the first time at the University of Oregon in the women’s 100-meter sprint. She would be joined by the three Jamaican Olympians who won gold, silver, and bronze medals in her absence.
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica improved on her Olympic gold medal effort by clocking 10.54 seconds, which is the quickest time in the world this year, a meet record, and a personal best.
With a time of 11.14 seconds, Richardson finished 9th overall. In a post-race interview, she sent an angry message to anybody who questioned her.
“This is one race,” she said. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the sh– you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can’t nobody ever take that from me?”
Richardson was also supposed to participate in the women’s 200 meters on Saturday afternoon, but she pulled out.
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