Sha’Carri Richardson close to 100m world record in first race of season

Sha’Carri Richardson close to 100m world record in first race of season

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson clocked 10sec57 over 100m, eight hundredths off Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world record. A chrono finally invalidated.

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson caused a sensation on Saturday by winning her first individual race of the year, with a time of 10 sec 57/100th over 100 m, but a favorable wind above the limit (4.1 m/s , against 2 m/s maximum), at the Miramar Invitational, in Florida.

World record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner and Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah are the only two female athletes in history to run faster and, despite the wind factor, Richardson set the tone for a season that will be marked by the World Championships in Budapest in August.

The 23-year-old American, who started her season competing in the 4 x 100m relay at the Texas Relays last week, was already celebrating when she crossed the line, ahead of Twanisha Terry, who finished far behind. (10 sec 83/100e).

The Texan sprinter had impressed during the American Olympic selections in 2021. But she had seen her dream of a medal in Tokyo come to an end due to her suspension after a positive test for marijuana.

Last year, she failed to qualify for the world championships in Eugene (Oregon).

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