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Friday July 19, 2024

Sha’Carri Richardson wins 100m at US trials to qualify for Paris Olympics

By AFP
June 24, 2024
ShaCarri Richardson reacts after winning the womens 100 meters at the US Olympic athletics trials to secure a berth at the Paris Games. — AFP
Sha'Carri Richardson reacts after winning the women's 100 meters at the US Olympic athletics trials to secure a berth at the Paris Games. — AFP

EUGENE: World 100 meters champion Sha´Carri Richardson earned a chance for Olympic redemption after winning the 100 at the US athletics trials on Saturday, booking her ticket to the Paris Games.

Three years after a positive marijuana test saw her kicked off the US team for the Tokyo Olympics, Richardson captured the women´s 100 final in 10.71sec with Melissa Jefferson second in 10.80 and Twanisha Terry third in 10.89. Richardson was behind at the start but surged to the lead in the middle and crossed the finish line in this year´s world-best time with a wind of 0.8m/sec.