Sha'Carri Richardson is an American professional track and field sprinter competing in the 100 meters and 200 meters. She became the tied seventh-fastest woman of all time and the fourth-fastest American woman in history after running a new personal best of 10.72 seconds in April 2021.
Hailing from the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, Sha'Carri Richardson was born in 2000. The professional athlete celebrates her birthday on March 25 every year. Her zodiac sign is Aries. She is the daughter of Shayaria Richardson. However, there isn't much information available about her father and siblings. She has a great bond with all of her family members. In 2021, she lost her biological mother just a week before her 2021 Summer Olympics qualifying race.
Richardson has had a flourishing career since becoming a track and field sprinter. Her good track record and wins at major tournaments have given not only her fame but also a healthy sum. Although the figures of her earnings are not disclosed, it is reported that the average salary of a sprinter in the USA is around $45,000 to $50,000 per year.
In addition, the American sprinter also earns a good sum from her sponsorship deals. She is currently associated with Nike and is usually seen promoting the brand.
Considering all of that, it must be sure that the rising athlete also has a healthy net worth. However, the figures are yet to be disclosed. Fred Kerley is also another sprinter whose bank balance is pretty impressive.
Sha'Carri is single and does not have a girlfriend. Richardson lives a solitary life and is also busy with her professional career. However, she was in a relationship with a lady. Richardson was in a year-long relationship with Janeek Brown.
The professional athlete rarely talks about her girlfriend in the media too. One of the few times she mentioned her partner was in an interview with USA Today. In the interview, she mentioned that her girlfriend chose her hair color for the 2021 Summer Olympics qualifiers. Apart from that, Richardson once said that her ex-girlfriend abused her. It is reported that Brown's family also abused Richardson.
On June 20, 2021, Richardson publicly announced her sexual preference through Twitter when she posted a rainbow emoji reflecting the pride flag. So, it can be said that she is not straight.
The 5 feet 1-inch tall athlete started her career as a track and field sprinter at a young age. In 2016, she competed in the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the USA, the AAU Junior Olympics, and comfortably won the 100-meter title.
The next year, Richardson took part in the USA Track & Field Junior Championships and was also victorious. In the same year, she made her international debut, competing at the 2017 Pan American U20 Athletics Championships. She won a four × 100-meter relay gold medal in that tournament alongside her friends Tara Davis, Rebekah Smith, and Gabriele Cunningham.
Around the same time, Richardson joined Louisiana State University (LSU) and started competing for the LSU Lady Tigers track and field team. During her time as a college athlete, she became a finalist in both the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash in the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Likewise, Richardson won the 100-meter title and became a runner-up in the 200-meter dash in the 2019 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Her performance time was later named into the world U-20 records for the sprints.
After a year as a college athlete, Sha'Carri decided to turn professional and forgo her collegiate eligibility. Later on, she succeeded in qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics with a 100-meter time of just 10.86 seconds, only 0.13 seconds faster than the second-place winner, Javianne Oliver. Marcell Jacobs also played in the same tournament. Sadly, Sha'Carri never competed in the 2020 Summer Olympics as the tournament was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, her spirit wasn't down as she once again qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympics. Now, she is eyeing that gold medal.