Sha’ Carri Richardson / Photo Credit: Michal Cizek
21-year old Sha’Carri Richardson has officially made the 2021 U.S. Olympic team after an amazing performance in Eugene, Oregon where she won first place in the women’s 100-meter semis in 10.64 seconds. She was only .01 seconds away from beating the previous record set by Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce in 2019.
Sha’Carri’s win makes her the youngest woman to win the 100 meters at the Olympic Trials since Alice Brown in 1980 at age 19. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, she first made history as a student at Louisiana State University (LSU) when she broke the collegiate record in the 100 meters at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships.