Sha’Carri Richardson was born in Dallas, Texas, on 25 March 2000. The track and field sprinter who has stolen titles on the track, and the hearts of millions in recent years! While competing for her high school and at a national level, the young athlete created a name for herself in track and field sprinting! One of her most notable achievements was her collegiate record in the 100-meter sprint at the NCAA Championships, where she claimed her first NCAA title. We celebrate this star’s birthday by looking at her achievements in her career in track and field sprinting!
Sha’Carri Richardson was born on 25 March 2000 in Dallas, Texas. She had a rough start to life, raised by her grandmother and aunt after her mother abandoned her. She was interested in sprinting and track from a young age, surrounded by the achievements and medals her aunt, Sha’Carri Richardson, received. While her situation at home led the champion to have a rough start, she started training and competing for a track from a young age and, in 2016, competed in her first proper race at the US Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics where she took home first place in her age group. While competing at a national level, she continued to run for her high school, Carter High School, further developing her skills.
After her 2016 achievements, the athletic star’s life catapulted her into the spotlight, and as her skills on the track continued to develop, her winning streak only grew. In 2017, she won the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Championships and helped TeamUSA win the 4×10-meter relay gold at the Pan American U20 Championships. The young athlete began to draw the attention of potential universities, and in 2018, she joined Louisiana State University (LSU). Her skills only grew from here on out, and though she only competed for her college for one year, as she was offered a professional contract, she did help the team immensely in the short time she attended.
2019 saw the star hit her stride, and at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, the 19-year-old not only took home gold but also broke the 30-year-old NCAA 100-meter and U-20 world record! As this star’s track and field wins grew, she left LSU. She did this to focus more on the sport and dedicated a part of her life to the track from here on out!
Richardson wins at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics in the 100-meter sprint.
Richardson wins the Junior Championships in the 100-meter sprint.
Richardson helps her relay team to win the 4x100-meter relay gold along with an individual victory.
Richardson takes home gold as well as breaks the 30-year-old NCAA 100-meter record.
Why We Love Sha'Carri Richardson
Her style is unapologetic
Known for her flaming colors, both in what she wears as well as the color of her hair, this track star is unapologetic. She stands out and is not ashamed to let herself shine.
She is happily part of the LGBTQ community
Sha’Carri Richardson came out as bisexual and is very unapologetic about her sexuality. She is currently dating her girlfriend, who has yet to be named.
She works for For Oak Cliff, a development organization
As a young woman of color in the spotlight, Sha’Carri Richardson has expressed her desire to help those in need. For Oak Cliff is a development program that helps youth who are systematically oppressed. She works for this organization as a development associate.
5 Surprising Facts
She hasn’t competed in the Olympics
While she’s the sixth fastest woman in history, Richardson has yet to compete in the Olympics.
She is very dedicated to family
Richardson has repeatedly associated her family as being the reason for her success.
Her ultimate goal is the Olympics
Richardson has repeatedly said that the Olympics was her goal.
She is very private
Sha’Carri Richardson is focused on ensuring her private life remains just that, private.
She left LSU to pursue her career
To put her focus solely on her sport, Sha’Carri Richardson dropped out of LSU.
Sha'Carri Richardson FAQs
Is Sha’Carri Richardson the fastest woman in history?
She is currently placed at number six in the ranking of fastest woman in history.
Is Sha’Carri Richardson married?
No she is not. She currently does have a girlfriend but has not publicly named her yet.
Is Sha’Carri Richardson lesbian?
Sha’Carri Richardson recently came out as bisexual.
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