Sha’Carri Richardson is all set to represent Team USA as first-time Olympian in Tokyo this year, along with Javianne Oliver and Teahna Daniels.
Richardson aced the Women’s 100 metres at The Olympic Track and Field Trials with a winning time of 10.86. Oliver finished second in 10.99, and Daniels claimed the final spot by finishing third in 11.03. This will be the first Olympic Games for all three of these athletes.
Ranking No. 2 in the world now, only behind Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica who ran 10.62, Richardson is ecstatic at becoming an Olympian.
After winning the final, Richardson spoke about the challenges she’s faced preparing for this season, including losing her biological mother. Following her victory, she ran over to her grandmother, who was sitting in the stands, and hugged her. That she says, probably felt better than winning the races.