THE RESULTS ARE IN AND SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON WILL BE HEADED TO THE 2021 OLYMPICS IN TOKYO TO REPRESENT TEAM USA.
The 21 year old sprinter dominated the competition in 100 meter race with an astonishing and record breaking sprint coming in at 10.64 seconds and making her the fastest woman in America. The LSU graduate is taking the world by storm in her first year as a professional athlete. .
In her post victory speech Richardson had much to say. "I just want the world to know that I'm that girl," she told NBC Sports immediately afterward. "Every time I step on the track, I'm going to try to do what it is that me, my coach (and) my support team believe I can do, and (with) the talent that God blessed me to have."
After her win Shi'Carri hustled into the the warm embrace of her grandmother. This tender moment touched many across the nation as the track star's fierce and competitive mannerisms were complimented by her heartfelt post win speech.
The now olympian shared some very personal and devastating news via an NBC interview, per ESPN following her victory. "My family has kept me grounded. This year has been crazy for me. Going from just last week, losing my biological mother, and I'm still here. … Last week, finding out my biological mother passed away and still choosing to pursue my dreams, still coming out here, still here to make the family that I do still have on this earth proud. … I'm highly grateful for them. Without them, there would be no me. Without my grandmother, there would be no Sha'Carri Richardson. My family is my everything, my everything until the day I'm done."
Richardson will next be competing in the 200 meters, which gets underway on Thursday. She has the fastest qualifying time in the field with 22.11 seconds.
An American hasn't won an Olympic gold medal in this event since Gail Devers in 1996 and all our bets are placed on the fiery and determined Sha'Carri Richardson. I have feeling we'll be seeing way more of this powerful young woman.
Written by Precious Onukwuli