Sha’Carri Richardson Unloads in Miramar
Sha’Carri Richardson dropped a 10.72, becoming the sixth-fastest woman in history with the fastest time ever this early in a year.
The 21-year-old clocked from LSU joins an elite circle of accomplished legends; Florence Griffith Joyner, Carmelita Jeter, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Marion Jones.
“I am who y’all think I am, and I am who I say I am,” Richardson said on the track, moments after her easy win with a 1.6 meter/second tailwind, adding later, “My season is going to be unbelievable. Something that I haven’t been expecting. Something the world hasn’t been expecting. It’s time.”
Sha'Carri is the fastest active U.S. woman after clocking the fastest time for an American since Jeter’s
NBC Sports analyst Ato Boldon, who called Saturday’s meet for USATF.TV, said that Richardson is now “a heavy favorite” for the Olympic title in Tokyo.