Sha’Carri Richardson trolled for finishing last at Prefontaine Classic

The 21-year-old US track and field star competed in the women's 100-meter event of the Nike Prefontaine Classic held at the University of Oregon


                            Sha’Carri Richardson trolled for finishing last at Prefontaine Classic
Sha'Carri Richardson reacts after competing in the Women's 100 Meter Semi-finals on day 2 of the 2020 US Olympic Track & Field Team Trials on June 19, 2021, in Oregon (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Sha'Carri Richardson, who was disqualified from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for using marijuana before a race, disappointed fans on her return to the track as she delivered one of the worst performances of her career.

The 21-year-old US track and field star competed in the women's 100-meter event of the Nike Prefontaine Classic held at the University of Oregon. Many were expecting the promising sprinter to shine on her return to the track, but she finished ninth out of nine contestants after clocking 11.14 seconds. Her competitors included three Jamaican Olympians, who took home gold, silver, and bronze. Elaine Thompson-Herah finished in came in first place with a personal-best 10.54 finish, while fellow Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson followed her to the finish line, the same 1-2-3 podium finish as the Tokyo Olympics.

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Criticisms of Richardson flooded the internet after the dismal performance. "You can’t tell people, “they gotta see me” in a race and then be behind them the whole time. They literally can’t see you," former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho tweeted.

"You mean to tell me she had all this time to rest and train. Our girl dem go Olympics and shell it down and tiyad out and still come diss yuh @itskerrii Sad bad," one Twitter user wrote.

Sha'Carri Richardson celebrates after winning the Women's 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

 

 

"The problem is that shacarri didn't finish 4th, 5th, or even sixth, she finished last, Nah bro... After all that talking and cockiness you can't go out there and finish last bro. You're not getting a pass on that, fuck a next time. You got lit up," another added. "Only if Sha'Carri ran like the way she runs her mouth. #shacarririchardson," another comment read.

"This should’ve been a humbling moment. Sha’Carri could’ve simply congratulated the other ladies and thanked her fans for the support, but no. #Prefontaine #ShaCarriRichardson," another wrote. "Pride revels in the past dear. I’m sure you have great potential. It’s unfortunate that your attitude doesn’t match that. If you aren’t careful, that one accomplishment could be the one crowning glory of your career," another chimed in.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Back in June, Richardson had won the 100-meter dash on the same track at the US Olympic track and field trials before receiving a 30-day suspension that kept her off the US team as part of the relay pool. However, the 21-year-old sensation emphasized she couldn't care less about her haters after her latest performance.

"This is one race," Richardson said after the race. "I'm not done. You know what I'm capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the s--t you want. Because I'm here to stay. I'm not done. I'm the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can't nobody ever take that from me,” she added while in all smiles, HuffPost reported.

Sha'Carri Richardson competes in the Women's 100 Meter on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

 

In another interview, Richardson stressed that her confidence had never wavered despite her Olympic controversy. According to ClutchPoints.com, she declared that her haters "can hate and doubt all they want, but at the end of the day, they’ll still be watching her as she competes and stays in the game she loves."

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