Fans React to Sha'Carri Richardson's 9th Place Finish at Prefontaine Classic, Withdrawal from Second Race

Sha’Carri Richardson finished ninth at the Nike Prefontaine Classic’s women’s 100m, running it in 11.14 seconds, but that wasn’t stopping her winning demeanor. 


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Sha’Carri Richardson finished ninth at the Nike Prefontaine Classic’s women’s 100m, running in at 11.14 seconds, and eventually withdrawing from the 200m. Proving victorious in the race comes Elaine Thompson-Herah, whose 10.54 finish places her at the second-fastest time ever.   

The Olympic champ does it again! 🥇@FastElaine snags the win with a 10.54 in the 100m!#PreClassic x #DiamondLeague

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— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 21, 2021

The track star’s first race back, after missing the Olympics over a positive marijuana test disqualification, may have looked like a let-down to some. Still, it hasn’t crushed Richardson’s spirits nor determination, as demonstrated by her post-race sentiments.

"Talk all the sh*t you want" - Sha'carri Richardson

— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) August 21, 2021

“This is one race,” Richardson said in a post-race interview. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the shit you want. Because 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.” 

Shortly after, Carri withdrew from the 200m, which was won by Mujinga Kambundji in 22.06 seconds.

Sha’Carri Richardson has withdrawn from the 200m.

— Prefontaine Classic (@nikepreclassic) August 21, 2021

Fans have also kept an ear to Twitter for thoughts from other competitors about the race, including Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who came in second at 10.73 and popped in on Twitter with a pair of emoji eyes. The five-time Olympic champion, however, had no comment on Sha’Carri’s run.  


— ShellyAnnFraserPryce (@realshellyannfp) August 21, 2021

Here’s a no comment by Elaine Thompson-Herah when asked about Sha’Carri Richardson’s performance today at the #PreClassic

— Chris Chavez (@ChrisChavez) August 21, 2021

The Prefontaine Classic—named after Olympian Steve Prefontaine—has been running for 48 years in Oregon, but last year’s event was called off in response to COVID-19. 

Here’s what fans had to say about Sha’Carri’s first event back. 


Sha’carri Richardson said:

— NATE (@NATERERUN) August 21, 2021


So Sha’Carri, why did you come last?


— #IntentionSeeker (@RejiYates) August 21, 2021


Jamaicans to Sha'Carri Richardson after that race

— LeSwept (@BanksSZN) August 21, 2021



Don’t get it twisted still got love for Sha’Carri but jokes gonna fly

— Travonne Edwards (@Travonne) August 21, 2021



— ShellyAnnFraserPryce (@realshellyannfp) August 21, 2021


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