There is no doubt about it, she is THAT girl.
The stakes are extremely high for track and field athletes, but Sha’Carri Richardson has worked hard to prove she can overcome those obstacles. Finishing in the top three, Richardson can now call herself an Olympian. The LSU alum sent shockwaves through the stadium as she with her 100m sprint at a 10.86 seconds.
The fire-blazing athlete, grabbing attention with her bold-orange hair, eccentric nails, artistic tattoos and fierce attitude, shows that she is more than just what’s on the outside. Richardson is bubbly, but bolts off into blades of flame once she steps on the track. She is inspired by a previous Olympic Champion, Florence “Flo Jo” Joyner.
Richardson made American history Saturday night at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Dallas, Texas native made her first Olympic tram with a dominant performance in the 100 meters, coming in #1 and declaring the world her intron to win America’s first gold medal in the event since 1996. Richardson blasted ahead of the field, after starting off later than the rest of the runners, but hissing across the line and spreading her arms and smiling wide. Richardson then did a light run over to the people who she couldn’t have done it without– her family.
Only 21-years old, Richardson becomes the fastest woman in the United States. Sha’Carri Richardson is truly a force to be reckoned with.