Sunday – Sha’Carri Richardson achieved the quickest time in the 100m heat at the 2023 World Athletics Championship for track and field held in Budapest, Hungary.
Clocking in at 10.92 seconds, Sha’Carri was among three competitors who finished the heat in under 11 seconds.
Throughout the race, Jamaican sprinter Natasha Morrison held the lead for a significant portion. However, towards the end of the race, Sha’Carri Richardson surged ahead with impressive speed, adding flair to her victory by wiping her brow as she crossed the finish line.
Sha’Carri remained composed and clinched victory, despite a premature start and scorching track conditions, securing her spot in the 100m final.
Sha’Carri Richardson’s concentrated effort and exceptional performance is truly inspiring.
During her interview after the race, she spoke about the challenges of coping with the race’s delay due to a false start. She also mentioned her strategy of conserving energy for the semifinals and finals.
Additionally, she conveyed a newfound sense of liberation, expressing that she no longer concerns herself with what other people think, because she believes it’s time for her to prioritize herself.
“Honestly, it comes with being an athlete, resetting, preparing, and knowing that these moments can happen, but always being prepared for these moments.
Like my coach told me, these are uncoachable moments so always being in my mind no matter what happens, focus on my lane and what’s going on.
Um, definitely this first round, more so just execution, focusing in having that energy, and performance tomorrow for semis and finals, and just putting it all together taking it round-by-round, event-by-event.
I’m not worried about the world anymore. I’ve seen the world be my friend, I’ve seen the world turn on me, but at the end of the day, I’ve always been with me.
God has always been with me. So, being on this scale now, it’s my time. It’s always been my time, but now it’s my time to actually do it for myself.
And the people that felt like me, the people that look like me, and the people that know the truth about themselves as well, I represent those people.“
Watch Sha’Carri’s Championship Debut and Interview below: