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Sha’Carri Richardson: World Champion Gets Track and Day Named After Her Brilliant Track Season
- Sha'Carri Richardson has been honoured by the city of Dallas for an astonishing season
- The world champion started her career in Dallas, where she honed her sprinting skills
- Richardson has gotten a day and a track renamed after her
Sha'carri Richardson has duly received her flowers after a breakout season that saw her hit astronomical heights in her career.
To say that the 2023 season is the best by a mile for Richardson in her controversy-plagued career would be an understatement.
The city of Dallas, where she grew up, has honoured her by renaming a track after her plus declaring November 10 as an official 'Sha'Carri Richardson' day.
The track at the John Kincaide stadium has been renamed after the Texan, as CBS Sports reports.
"“I am really speechless. Life is full circle, and this is one of those full-circle moments, being able to stand in the stadium in my hometown, where I basically started my career as a track athlete and my city showed me love and support. I love the city, and I’m excited to continue to inspire my city because Dallas is the best," she said, as quoted by Dallas News.
Sha'Carri Richardson's 2023 season at a glance
After missing out on the World Athletics Championships held on home soil last season, the American came back with a point to prove this year.
After a series of Diamond League and US trial wins, the 23-year-old climaxed when she won the women's 100m title in Budapest. She did not only surprise pre-race favourites and veterans in Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, but she did so from the unfancied outside lane.
She then added a bronze medal in the women's 200m before powering Team USA to gold in the 4 by 100m relay.
She will now head into next year's Olympic Games in Paris looking to build on the tonnes of confidence she got this year.
Richardson meets Verstappen, Hamilton
Sports Brief has previously reported that Sha'Carri Richardson mingled with top Formula 1 drivers at the Circuit of the Americas on October 21. The reigning women's 100m champion was in Austin to watch the sprint race ahead of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.
US sprinter Richardson was at hand to award the podium winners with their certificates. Richardson had a fulfilling 2023 season, which culminated with her winning gold at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.