Sha’Carri Richardson Wins Over NYC By Being Sha’Carri Richardson

by Shine My Crown Staff
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On Sunday, Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island hosted the NY Grand Prix, and New York came out to support the amazing track and field athletes.

But by the sounds of things, it appeared that many more came out to support Sha’Carri Richardson.

Richardson is on a quest to reclaim her position in the world of track and field.

After blazing through the US Olympic Trials in June of 2021, Richardson’s gold medal dreams were squashed after she tested positive for marijuana and was disqualified from the 100m at the Summer Games in Tokyo.

“I want to take responsibility for my actions,” Richardson said at the time. “I know what I did. I know what I’m supposed to do and am allowed not to do, and I still made that decision. I’m not making an excuse. I’m not looking for any empathy in my case.”

It was a devastating blow for the rising star who set the track world on fire.

Sha’Carri was a star at Dallas Carter High School. She won four individual state titles and became a two-time Texas Relays champion.

Then it was on to LSU, where her blistering times, personality and style made her an instant attraction.

Once she arrived at LSU, she made her presence felt. Not just through her times, but with her personality and style.

In her sole season for the Tigers in 2019, Sha’Carri added her name to the record books.

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