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U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is not one to ignore the social media trolls.
So, when a follower joked that she could outrun Richardson, she couldn’t help but clap back.
“I feel I coulda beat Sha carri and all yes,” the follower tweeted along with a meme of a woman out of breath.
“I’ll triple your whole year salary if you can,” she tweeted back alongside several laughing emojis.
Richardson made headlines on Saturday as her return to the track at the Prefontaine Classic did not go entirely to plan.
Richardson was not only beaten by all three members of Team Jamaica — she finished last out of the nine runners in the 100 meters. Shortly after the shocking defeat, she withdrew from the 200 meters.
Her time of 11.14 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked 10.54 seconds for the second-fastest women’s time in history.
After the race, Richardson was determined not to show any weakness.
“It was a great return back to the sport,” Richardson told NBC immediately following the race. “I wanted to be able to come and perform having a month off. … Not upset at myself at all. This is one 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, ’cause I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth-fastest woman in this game, ever. And can’t nobody ever take that from me. Congratulations to the winners. Congratulations to the people that won, but they’re not done seeing me yet. Period.”
Thompson-Herah avoided talking about Richardson and focused on her incredible time.
“I’m a little bit surprised because I’ve not run that fast in five years and I actually ran fast at the championships,” Thompson-Herah said. “But to come back here after two weeks to run another personal best is a really amazing.”