Sha'Carri Richardson Is Olympic Favorite After Trials Win

Despite winning 100m at the Olympic Trials several years ago and winning the trials to make the U.S. World Championship team last year and then the World Championships, it seems to have been a story line  on if Sha'Carri Richardson would be able to navigate the rounds of the USATF Olympic Trials.

The 2018 Dallas Carter graduate and five-time UIL 4A state champion showed she possesses the know-how when it comes to navigating the championship rounds.

While Richardson did not have technically sound starts to any of her three rounds in the 100m heats, she was able to exhibit her unmatched top end speed to punch her ticket to next month's Paris Olympic Games.

Richardson has been here before and this weekend she spoke about the journey she has been on and her goals for the 2024 Olympics. 

After her days at Dallas Carter, Richardson spent a year at Louisiana State University (LSU), winning both the 100m and 200m at the 2019 NCAA DI Outdoor Championships.

In 2021, she appeared to be heading to the Tokyo Olympics after winning the USATF Olympic Trials in the 100m. However, prior to the event, Richards had a urine sample that tested positive for THC, a substance found in cannabis and World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited substance.

Richardson effectively received a month long suspension for the violation, which cost her the opportunity to compete in Tokyo.

She will compete in the 200m qualifying rounds next week, but last night's winning time of 10.71 makes Richardson an Olympic Gold favorite and possibly the woman to beat.