Sha’Carri Richardson had an impressive return after coming in first place Sunday during the women’s 200-meter race at the USATF NYC Grand Prix.
The event was held at the Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island in New York City, with fans cheering on the sixth-fastest woman in history, USATF reported.
“It feels peaceful. It feels fulfilling, I’m glad that I made the fans happy, but it feels so much better being back at home within myself, my heart, my spirit, and I just want to continue to just thrive, that’s all,” Richardson told Olympics.com.
The 22-year-old sprinter clocked at 22.38 after coming in second place at 10.92 during the 100m race earlier in the day.
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“Actually, the confidence came from seeing how much love I have, I can give, I receive, and just how much inspiration I put out there into the world that even in my short career just how much it has inspired others, it makes me give myself that courage, make me give myself that confidence to go out there and show that I am the sun, I am the sunshine.”
She continued, “I really just want people to know that you can be yourself, so if that means that you want to be sexy, you want to be cute, you want to just express yourself in ways that nobody has before, don’t let that stop you. As long as you have the mindset for it, the confidence, and the belief in your mind, heart and spirit, nothing will stop you.”
Last week, Richardson won the women’s 100-meter race at the 2022 Star Athletics Sprint Series in Montverde, Florida. She competed in her second run of the day, clocking at 10.73 seconds with the help of a +4.3 m/s tailwind to secure first place, Sis2Sis reported.
The Dallas native will compete at the 2022 World Athletic Championships held in Eugene, Oregon starting Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 24.