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Sha’Carri Richardson posts gross video message to her haters

Sha'Carri Richardson at a track event

May 9, 2021; Walnut, CA, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) celebrates after winning women’s 100m heat in 10.74 during the USATF Golden Games at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sha’Carri Richardson posted a gross message on Instagram to her haters.

Richardson failed to qualify to represent the United States at the World Championships in July. She had poor finishes in both the 100m and 200m sprints and didn’t even make the finals in qualifying for either event.

Richardson lashed out at the media afterwards.

In her Instagram story, Richardson thanked her supporters. For her haters, she shoved her crotch towards the camera and flipped the double bird.

“I would say ‘kiss my a–‘, but y’all can’t afford it,” Richardson said.

A year ago, Richardson was looking like the next great American female sprinter after she placed first at the Olympic Trials in the 100m. Now she is looking like a bitter washout.

Sha’Carri Richardson lashes out at media after bad race

Sha'Carri Richardson at a track event

May 9, 2021; Walnut, CA, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) celebrates after winning women’s 100m heat in 10.74 during the USATF Golden Games at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sha’Carri Richardson lashed out at the media on Sunday after her latest disappointing finish.

Richardson finished with a time of 22.47 and placed 10th in the semifinals of the women’s 200m final at the 2022 U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. on Sunday. She failed to qualify for the finals and will not represent Team USA at the World Championships in July.

The disappointing finish in the semis of the 200m came days after Richardson ranked 23rd out of 31 competitors in the 100m event and failed to advance to the semis. Richardson avoided the media after that showing.

After being eliminated from the 200m event on Sunday, Richardson initially avoided reporters. But she later returned to the media area and delivered a terse message about being disrespected. Then she walked away.

“What I have to say, you all can take this interview and do whatever you want with it. I’m coming to speak not on just my behalf, but all athletes’ behalf … that when you guys do interviews, y’all should respect athletes more,” Richardson said. “Y’all should understand them coming from whether they’re winning, whether they’re losing, whatever the case may be … athletes deserve way more respect than what y’all just come and throw cameras into their faces. Understand how an athlete operates and then ask your questions. Then be more understanding of the fact that they are still human … no matter just of the fact that y’all are just trying to get something to put out an article to make a dollar. Thank you.”

Richardson’s actions are more evidence of poor sportsmanship and someone who doesn’t know how to process her failings. Richardson finished first in the 100m at the United States Olympic Trials last year. Now she’s not even making the finals of the 100m or 200m a year later.

Richardson used to love all the attention when she was performing well. Now she’s taking aim at the media when things aren’t going well for her.

Keep in mind, this is the same woman who also demands attention on the track.

“Whenever I step on a track, win, lose or draw, I want all eyes on me,” Richardson said in a past interview.

You can’t demand attention and eyeballs when things are going well and then complain about receiving negative attention when things are going poorly. But Richardson appears to want to have it both ways and scolds the media for not following along.

Sha’Carri Richardson avoids reporters after disappointing showing

Sha'Carri Richardson at a track event

May 9, 2021; Walnut, CA, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) celebrates after winning women’s 100m heat in 10.74 during the USATF Golden Games at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sha’Carri Richardson looked to bounce back this week after losing her berth in the Olympics last year, but that’s not what happened.

In a moment that left the athletic world in utter shock, Richardson failed to advance in the women’s 100 meter at the U.S. Track and Field Championships on Thursday. She finished with a time of just 11.31, which was well short of her finish earlier this month in New York (10.85).

Following the race, the 22-year-old Richardson wasn’t interested in speaking with the media. She rushed past a group of reporters without even acknowledging they were there, according to the New York Post.

While some may view that as a bad look, Richardson was undoubtedly dealing with an intense level of personal frustration. She’s a far better athlete and runner than she displayed on Thursday, and she likely just needed a few moments to herself.

The good news for Richardson is that she can still quality for worlds by finishing top three in the women’s 200 meters on Saturday, which she had won in New York with a time of 22.38.

Sha’Carri Richardson’s ex admits to abusing track and field star

Sha'Carri Richardson at a track event

May 9, 2021; Walnut, CA, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) celebrates after winning women’s 100m heat in 10.74 during the USATF Golden Games at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sha’Carri Richardson claimed on social media last week that she was a victim of abuse in a recent relationship, and her ex-girlfriend has admitted the allegations are true.

Richardson, a track and field sprinter and one of the fastest American women in history, said in an Instagram story that she was “abused and stole from” by a “Jamaican athlete that never cared about me from the jump.” While Richardson did not mention a name, Janeek Brown admitted to the abuse in an interview this week.

“I was abusive once that there is physical evidence of, and we moved on,” Brown said. “And even after that I was trying to move on from that and we still got nowhere.”

Brown seemed annoyed and said Richardson was only going public with the allegation for “clout.” She encouraged her ex to go to the police if she feels the need. Brown also said she was “going through something” at the time and trying to find herself.

“So yeah, it’s a transformation; I’m going to find myself now,” she added, via Megan Ambers of Yahoo Sports. “I may look different now.”

It is unclear if Richardson plans to file charges, but it sounds like the 22-year-old would have a strong case now.

Richardson qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Games in the 100m but tested positive for marijuana after her run at the Olympic Trials. Her positive test led to a 1-month suspension, which did not end until after the 100m event at the Olympics, causing her to miss the event. She has since accused the International Olympic Committee of racism.

Sha’Carri Richardson plays race card in rant about Kamila Valieva ruling

ShaCarri Richardson running

Sha’Carri Richardson aired out some grievances on Twitter Monday over the International Olympic Committee’s handling of the Kamila Valieva situation.

Valieva, a 15-year-old Russian figure skater, helped Russia win a gold medal in the team figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. However, after helping her team win, Valieva was revealed to have tested positive in December for banned substances.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Valieva should be allowed to compete in the individual events despite her December positive tests. However, Russia will not have a medal ceremony, and there will be no medal ceremonies so long as she is involved in the top three in individual events.

The Court of Arbitration for Sports opted not to immediately suspend Valieva for now in large part because of her age. As a 15-year-old, she is considered a minor and not an adult. Therefore, her coaches, doctors and nutritionists are held more responsible for her positive tests.

None of that mattered to Richardson, who flipped out over Twitter Monday, and insisted the difference in treatment between her and Valieva was due to skin color.

Richardson, of course, qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Games in the 100m but tested positive for marijuana after her run at the Olympic Trials. Her positive test led to a 1-month suspension, which did not end until after the 100m event at the Olympics, causing her to miss the event.

Here are the tweets she sent:

Richardson is insisting that Valieva is being allowed to compete because she is white, while Richardson is black. But there are two clear differences in their cases which explain the different decisions.

One, Richardson’s positive test was disclosed immediately, while Valieva’s December positive tests were not made public until after Russia won the team event. If Richardson wants to point the finger, she should begin by asking whether there was some funny business going on with the timing of the release of Valieva’s positive test.

Two, the big explanation is that Valieva is 15, while Richardson was 20. Richardson is an adult, while Valieva is not. It’s not hard to comprehend that adults are held more responsible for what goes into their bodies than 15-year-olds.

Lastly, although she has been cleared to compete for now, Valieva will not have a medal ceremony. Additionally, it has not yet been decided whether Russia will be able to keep its team medal, nor whether Valieva would be able to keep any medals she wins in the individual events.

Photo: May 9, 2021; Walnut, CA, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) celebrates after winning women’s 100m heat in 10.74 during the USATF Golden Games at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sha’Carri Richardson responds to Usain Bolt with Instagram message

ShaCarri Richardson

Sha’Carri Richardson responded recently to Usain Bolt with an Instagram message.

Richardson, 21, was on the receiving end of some unsolicited advice from Bolt. The 8-time Olympic gold medalist was asked in an interview with the New York Post what advice he would give to Richardson.

Bolt advised Richardson to train harder and not talk as much.

The advice from Bolt came in response to Richardson failing a drug test after qualifying to represent the US at the 2020 Olympics in the women’s 100 meters. Richardson did not participate in the Olympics and then finished in last place at the Prefontaine Classic, her first race since the positive drug test.

Despite finishing last, Richardson still was talking some smack to her competitors.

Richardson responded over Instagram.

She reposted a message from another user who wrote, “Everybody want to give advice in the media but none of them actually take the time to speak to her outside the media. So I feel her. Stop speaking on me when you don’t even speak to me.”

Mind you, the message above was not what Richardson wrote, but what someone else wrote. However, Richardson shared that note on her own page. She also added in her own words.

“Good ‘humbling’ morning to y’all,” she wrote. “I could not have said it better myself.”

So there you have it. Richardson does not feel Bolt should have spoken about her to the media without talking to her first.

Keep in mind that part of the issues between Richardson and Bolt could have to do with their countries. Bolt is Jamaican and has tremendous pride in his country. The top three finishers in the women’s 100 m at the Olympics and the Prefontaine Classic are all Jamaican, so Bolt is standing up for them.

Usain Bolt has message for Sha’Carri Richardson about trash talk

Shacarri Richardson

Usain Bolt has a message for Sha’Carri Richardson regarding her trash talk.

The retired Jamaican sprinting legend was interviewed by the New York Post to promote his new music album. In the interview, Bolt talked about Richardson, who is a top American sprinter in the 100 m.

Bolt says Richardson should chill on the trash talk and focus more on training.

“I would tell Sha’Carri to train harder and to be focused and not say too much … If you talk that big talk you have to back it up,” Bolt said.

“So just train hard and focus on that and try to come back do it and then talk about it.”

Richardson finished in first place in the 100 m at the US track and field qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. However, she was suspended for a positive marijuana test and did not end up participating in the Olympics.

Richardson finished in last place at the Prefontaine Classic, which was her first event since her suspension. Despite finishing last, Richardson still was talking a big game afterwards.

Bolt, who won eight gold medals at the Olympics, says sprinters need to back things up after talking trash. He also pointed out that trash talk motivates competitors, making the job even harder for the one doing the trash talk.

Sha’carri Richardson has message for haters after last-place finish in 100 m

Shacarri Richardson

Sha’carri Richardson offered a message to her haters after losing in the 100 m on Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.

Richardson was participating in her first event since being found ineligible for the 100 m at the Olympics due to a positive marijuana test. She raced in the 100 m event on Saturday and finished last in the field of nine.

It was a poor showing for Richardson, but she didn’t seem to be too shaken. Richardson said it was a “great return” to the sport and that she wasn’t upset with herself.

“This is one race. I’m not done. Count me out if you want to … talk all the s— you want! ‘Cuz I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth-fastest woman in this game ever. Can’t nobody ever take that from me! Congratulations to the winners … but they’re not done seeing me yet!” Richardson said in a postrace interview with NBC.

With an attitude like that, she will be back. Detractors better get their laughs in now, because they might not have much more of an opportunity to do so.