Sha’Carri Richardson is back on the track to the joy of her fans. The former Olympic hopeful became a prominent figure in the headlines after her dreams to run in the worlds biggest race were dashed following a failed drug test. Richardson has bounced back over the last few months, becoming a hero to many for her honesty and candidness. With her return hopes were high. Unfortunately she failed to deliver.
Sha’Carri wowed the nation back on June 19. She scored a winning time of 10.86 in the U.S Olympic Trials. This feat at the age of 21 made her the youngest woman to win this event since Alice Brown in the 80s. The time helped her qualify for the 100-meter individual race. While her time was impressive, it was her post-run interview that really won the world over. People were taken aback by her long orange hair, eye lashes and nails. Many fell in love with her passionate interview discussing her grandmother and other family who came out to support her. Richardson also revealed that she had just lost her biological mother.
With everyone rooting for her, Sha’carri Richardson would have to deliver the devastating new that she had failed her drug test and was being banned from competing in the Olympics. She admitted to smoking weed prior to her run to cope with the loss of her mother. While many felt the move was not fair, the Olympics stuck by their decision to ban her.
She would eventually embark on a press run owning up to her decisions and becoming an even bigger hero for many. She even appeared in a Nike commercial and scored some major endorsements.
Richardson was able to return to the field this week in what should have been a dazzling comeback. Unfortunately she finished last in her comeback race. However Richardson has a message for haters who think this may be an end for the former Olympic hopeful.
“This is one race,” Richardson said in an interview following the disappointing showing. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the s*** 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.”
“This is one race… count me out if you want to … Talk all the sh*t you want to! You know what I can do!”— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) August 21, 2021
– Sha’Carri Richardson