Sha’Carri Richardson Preps for Olympic Trials

Sha’Carri Richardson | Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Sha’Carri Richardson | Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Dallas native and track superstar Sha’Carri Richardson is preparing for the Olympic Trials to qualify for Team USA ahead of this summer’s Paris Olympics, and she recently spoke with NBC 5 DFW about her journey:

“She claimed the title of fastest woman in the world at the World Athletic Championships in Budapest, Hungary in October 2023. Her meteoric rise is no surprise to the people back home who have been following her career since she excelled at Dallas ISD’s Carter High School.

‘“Dallas is a special place to me,’ Richardson said. ‘Dallas means a lot to me because of the simple fact that it’s where I’m from. I started my journey thereof being not even just an athlete, but a child, a young woman.’

The 23-year-old said Dallas means many things to her, but culture, big city, family and where dreams come true come to mind. A place that is giving back to her as well.

“’I ended up finding out a track was going to be named after me after Budapest, after winning [the 100-meter race making her the fastest woman in the world]. My Godmother, who is actually my coach, who was my high school coach told me that they want to name a track after me or something like a field. So I thought it was a park at first. But actually, learning it was a tack that I literally started my career of track and field on, it was was literally a full circle moment,’ Richardson said.”

To read the whole article by NBC 5 DFW, please click HERE.

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