After years of struggles and adversity, it seems like everything is starting to come together for Sha’ Carri Richardson. Because even as the sprinting season, which Richardson dominated in style, came to an end, the awards continued to pour in.
Last week, her hometown, Dallas, showed the world just how proud they were of Richardson and her accomplishments.
They hosted a celebration at John Kincade Stadium and announced that they would be renaming the track after her. In addition, they also proclaimed November 10 as ‘Sha’Carri Richardson Day.’
Richardson: I’m speechless
For Richardson, November 10th was special because it was the day she began her athletic journey. The track named in her honor was also the site where she won back-to-back state championships as a student.
So, being named after the things that hold a special place in her heart was a big thing for her.
“This means so much if you from the city, you know the stadium is rooted in memories . I’m literally speechless,” Richardson wrote on X.
This means so much if you from the city, you know the stadium is rooted in memories . I’m literally speechless https://t.co/GD4x90aDBA
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) October 20, 2023
Sha’ Carri Richardson has skyrocketed to fame in the sports world thanks to her recent successes.
Last August, the 23-year-old athlete achieved a personal best of 10.65 seconds in the 100 meters at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, which secured her gold medal and solidified her position as one of the world’s fastest women.
Richardson also won a bronze medal in the 200m, clocking 21.92. She also helped the U.S. to another win in the women’s 4x100m, anchoring the team to a 41.03-second record.
The American sprinter continued her remarkable success in the Zurich leg of the prestigious Diamond League, securing another gold for the United States in the 100 metres event. She achieved the top spot in the race, clocking a time of 10.88
Finally, Sha’Carri Richardson has achieved the highest ranking in the women’s 100m, having accumulated 1,472 points to take the top spot for the first time in her career.
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