Richardson scorches to 100m victory at US trials

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EUGENE, United States, June 20, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – Rising sprint star Sha’Carri
Richardson surged to victory in the 100m at the US Olympic track and field
trials in Oregon on Saturday, punching her ticket to Tokyo in 10.86 seconds.

Richardson got out of the blocks slowly, and trailed behind Javianne
Oliver at the halfway stage.

But the 21-year-old from Texas hit the front with 30 meters to go, and
pulled clear to score a decisive victory at Hayward Field.

Oliver finished second in 10.99sec while Teahna Daniels was third in
11.03.

Richardson is the second fastest woman in the world over 100m this year,
running a 10.72sec in April.

Only Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has run quicker, the two-time
Olympic champion running 10.63sec in Kingston earlier this month.

Richardson however showed on Saturday that she is ready to give Fraser-
Pryce a serious challenge at next month’s Olympics.

Her winning time in Saturday’s final came despite running into negative
headwind. In the semi-finals earlier Saturday she had run a blistering but
wind-assisted 10.64.