Sha’Carri Richardson, the team USA sprinter missed the Olympics after testing positive for cannabis, since her 1 month ban she has been looking for an opportunity to settle the score after she ran 10.72 for the 100m this year.
The task of beating the 1-2-3 Olympic medallists all from Jamaica was always going to be a tough task for Richardson. Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson made up the Jamaican team all due to take on Richardson at the Prefontaine Classic. Tensions were high, social media was all over the clash, and what happened?
Elaine Thompson-Herah blew everyone way in a blistering time of 10.54sec, the second fastest time in history and only 0.05 seconds from the previously untouchable world record of Flo-Jo. Unfortunately for the battle Richardson finished in last place in 11.14 seconds.
“This is one race,” Richardson said. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the shit you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever and can’t nobody ever take that from me.”