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THE RACE WE FINALLY GET TO SEE: Sha’Carri Richardson Set To Run It Up Against Jamaican Olympic Team, Responds To Haters

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Track star Sha’Carri Richardson will make a comeback today after her Olympics ban. She’s set to run against the trio from Jamaica who swept the women’s 100m at the Tokyo Olympics. Yep, it’s the race we didn’t get to see at the Games.

 

Fans of the Jamaican trio have been trolling Sha’Carri on social media and she recently responded. MORE inside…

It’s the race we didn’t get to see at the Tokyo Olympics!

Sha’Carri Richardson is set to make her return to the track today (August 21st) for the 100 meters at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon where she will go up against the Jamaican trio who swept the women’s 100m at the Tokyo Olympics. Oh yes, fans are eager to see this clash of greatness between Sha’Carri and Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in the 100 meters.

Sha’Carri – the fastest woman in America – missed out on racing against the ladies in Tokyo after she was banned due to a positive marijuana test. Now that it’s behind her, the 21-year-old American sprinter is ready to take home gold.

 

 

“I’m eager to run against them. I’ll bring the best out of them. I hope they bring the best out of me,” Sha’Carri said during a pre-meet press conference.

At the end of the conference, she gave her opponents praise for the accomplishments, but made it clear she’s not “star struck.” Check it below (at the 5:05-minute mark):

The Diamond League meet is being held at Hayward Field where Sha’Carri won the 100 meters during the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in June. It’s where she captured America’s heart with her bubbly personlity, so this comeback will be even sweeter if she nabs the No.1 spot.

Also, Sha’Carri will race in the 200m where she will go up against 11-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix and Gabby Thomas, who earned bronze in the 200 in Tokyo.

On the media front, Sha’Carri sat down with the “TODAY” show to dish on her comeback.

“I am feeling excited. I am feeling overjoyed to getting back to do what it is that I love to do,” she said.

She also talked about how she overcame her Olympic ban:

“It was a moment of bitterness, but at the same time it was sweet because it just gives me more, it gives me more time, it gives me more to show the world that I am here to stay. It just guarantees that I will be here just a little bit longer in the game but definitely watching it made me want to push forward and grow from there.”

Sweet. Peep her interview below:

One thing is for sure, sis is READY and she let that be known on her Instagram with the Nicki Minaj voiceover TikTok:

And folks hate to see it. Fans of the Jamacian trio have been coming at Sha’Carri’s neck on social media:

However, she has been receivng tons of love as well:

In response to the social media trolls:

“I love all black, I don’t see flags,” Sha’Carri tweeted.

The Nike Prefontaine Classic starts today at 4:30pm EST on NBC. Here are other platforms you can watch the meet:

 

 

We’re rooting for Sha’Carri! 

Photo: AP Photo/Thomas Boyd

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