Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 2022 Kip Keino Classic in impressive way. She ran the race in 10.67 seconds, making her the sixth-fastest person in the world. Meanwhile, Sha’Carri Richardson withdrew from the tournament without providing an explanation.
Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce Vs Sha’Carri Richardson
Some spectators would claim that she gave the Jamaican sprinter something to think about.
Although she has recently returned to the track, she has not been in particularly good shape. Though it seems unlikely that she will be able to defeat the Fraser-Pryce, we can look back to 2021 to see the one time she finished ahead of her.
As part of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League event in Gateshead, England, spectators witnessed some of the world’s best 100-meter sprinters in action. Fraser-Pryce, Richardson, and the incomparable Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain.
Amazingly, the British runner won the race by a wide margin despite running into a severe headwind of -3.1 m/sec and finishing with a timing of 11.35. Richardson, on the other side, ran a 11.44 and came in at second place.
You may have lost track of Sha’Carri Richardson, the mercurial sprint star, following the U.S. trials in late June, but she has returned.
She won a 100-meter race in Switzerland on Tuesday by clocking in at 11.29 seconds despite running into a strong headwind and slick conditions. If you’re looking to pack some drama into the closing weeks of the track season, here you go.
Each of the Other Seven Runners Gave Sha’Carri Richardson one of the Most Hesitant
congratulatory hugs ever caught on film as they crossed the finish line. Do we have a dramatic situation on our hands? Possibly a sign that her professional sprinting colleagues were not thrilled to see her return from a long midseason absence?
On Friday, Richardson is supposed to compete in Brussels, so we’ll see how things go there.
On the other hand, we may see Richardson’s victory on Tuesday as payback for Elaine Thompson-five-meter Herah’s victory over her in the Prefontaine Classic last summer.
Richardson now has time to prepare for her battle with world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the upcoming Diamond League Brussels event. From competing against the world’s third-best sprinter to taking on the reigning Queenpin is akin to a promotion.
With a time of 10.62 seconds in August’s Monaco Grand Prix, Fraser-Pryce holds the title for the year’s quickest time on the world. The gold medal she won in Eugene puts her in the position of being the fastest woman on the planet, regardless of the metric used.
The similarities between Richardson and Fraser-Pryce are, to use a line from the classic song by the long-suffering vocalist Richie Stephens, “Trying to Get to You,” as clear as the colours of their hair.
In 2021, when Richardson won the U.S. Olympic trials while sporting a shoulder-length, fireball-orange mane, she shot to the attention of mainstream sports enthusiasts.
She has maintained developing her unique look ever since, whether it be by wearing a full-body fishnet in New York or a Flo-Jo-style legging in Switzerland, or by always having her nails and eyelashes done to perfection.
What we don’t have to do is Speculate Thanks to Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce.
In 13 of the past 14 seasons, she has raced under 11 seconds, and she has won a medal at every Olympic Games since 2008. At age 35, Fraser-Pryce has posted seven of the world’s fastest 100-meter speeds for women this season. Fraser-Pryce eliminates the requirement for creative thinking on our part. The data is available to us.
And we know the exact number of medals won at international competitions: 13 gold, 8 silver, and 1 bronze.