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Sha’Carri Richardson is running the best performances of her career. First, she became the sixth fastest 100m runner in history at 10.71, then she followed up with the fourth-fastest 200m all-time with her 21.61s (2.6) to win her 200m preliminary race at the US Championships.
Sha'Carri Richardson 🇺🇲 roars to a blistering 21.61s (2.6) in the women's 200m heats at the US Championships!!😳🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/xLXhSMwgue— Oluwadare (@Track_Gazette) July 9, 2023
The 23-year-old started fast and then ran the curve in 11.1s before drifting in for the victory, clocking the fourth-fastest all-conditions time in history.
She is in the shape of her life and is demonstrating so with each race. As she said to the media on Friday, “I am not back, I am just better.” She will, however, have her hands full in the 100m at the 2023 Budapest World Athletics Championships. On Friday, Jamaican Shericka Jackson went one better clocking a 10.65 to leapfrog past Richardson on the all-time list. Also, unknown is fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who has yet to race this season. She is the defending champion.
Fraser-Pryce is a 10-time World’s gold medallist in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay and is a three-time Olympic gold medallist.