New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-06-19 22:02:00 –
Former LSU sprinter Shakari Richardson far outperformed the competition in the women’s 100-meter semifinal on Saturday in the USA Track & Field trial, pointing to the 30-meter remaining watch.
And she still ended up with a tailwind of 10.64 seconds.
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“I want the world to know that I’m the girl,” she told NBC Sports shortly after. “Every time I step into the course, I, my coach (and) believe that my support team can do it, and () with the talent God has given me, that I’m going to give it a try. “
Richardson ran with a tailwind of 2.6 meters per second. That is, it does not count as her personal record. Her fastest wind legal time is 10.72 seconds, set on April 10.
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser Price ran in 10.63 seconds on June 5th, setting the fastest time in the women’s 100 meters this year.
As a freshman in the LSU, Richardson made history at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, breaking world records under the age of 20 at 100 and 200 meters.
She turned professional after her first year and began working as a coach with former American sprinter Dennis Mitchell.
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