|Sha’Carri Richardson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||March 25, 2000|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Sha’Carri Richardson is an American track and field sprinter who came into the spotlight in 2019 when, in her university freshman year, she had broken the 100m sprint record at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships by clocking in a time of 10.75 seconds. In April 2021, she had set a new personal best mark of 10.72 seconds, becoming the 6th-fastest woman of all time and the 4th-fastest American woman.
Dallas, Texas, United States
Dallas, Texas, United States
Sha’Carri, after her high school graduation in 2018, had joined the Louisiana State University, a public land-grant research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She had competed for their LSU Lady Tigers track and field team but had decided to forgo her collegiate eligibility in June 2019 to turn professional.
Track and Field Sprinter
- Mother – Shayaria Richardson (d. 2021)
- 100 m
- 200 m
5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
In 2021, Sha’Carri had mentioned on social media that she has a girlfriend but had not revealed any further details about her.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
She often tends to dye her hair red, orange, pink, blonde, silver, or blue.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, long, straight hair
- Radiant face
- Has multiple tattoos on both her hands, left thigh, and back
- Sha’Carri has been sponsored by the sports equipment and accessories manufacturing giant Nike.
- In 2021, she was featured in a commercial for Beats by Dre.
Sha’Carri Richardson Facts
- In 2016, Sha’Carri had won the 100 m title at the US AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Junior Olympics, the largest multi-sport event for youth in the United States. The following year, she had won another title at the USA Track & Field Junior Championships.
- At the 2017 Pan American Under-20 Athletics Championships, her first appearance at an international event, she had won a ‘Gold’ medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay race event.
- She was a finalist in both the 60-meter dash and the 200 m sprint events at the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.
- She had qualified for the Tokyo Summer Olympics by winning the women’s 100-meter dash with a time of 10.86 seconds in the United States Olympic Trials. In July 2021, it was announced that she had been tested positive for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (the main psychoactive component found in cannabis) in a drug test that was conducted before the Olympic Trials. This had invalidated her performance and had made her ineligible to compete in the 100 m event at the Olympics.
- She had, subsequently, undergone a counseling program after which she had accepted a month-long period of ineligibility that began from June 28, 2021. She had later revealed that her mother had passed away just a week before her qualifying race for the 2021 Summer Olympics and that she had used marijuana as a means of numbing her pain. This could, most likely, have been the reason behind her positive dope test. After this revelation, several celebrities and pro-marijuana activists had expressed support for Sha’Carri and had vented their frustration on social media against archaic drug and doping codes.
Featured Image by Sha’Carri Richardson / Instagram