Roommates, earlier this month Sha’Carri Richardson was the name on everyone lips, as she quickly went from getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics to getting disqualified for caannabis use. Fast forward a few weeks and now, Sha’Carri Richardson has taken to social media to ask her fans how they’re holding up without her presence in the world of track and field.
As Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah left the world in awe after a stunning victory in the final of the women’s 100m sprint at the Tokyo Games on Saturday night.
The Jamaican defending champion from the Rio Games set a new Olympic record after claiming gold in a blistering 10.61 seconds.
Compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.74) and Shericka Jackson (10.76) claimed silver and bronze respectively to make it a Jamaican clean sweep.
Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou again missed out on a podium place after finishing fourth.
The blue ribbon event was billed as one of the most eagerly anticipated races at the Olympic Games and Saturday night’s final lived up to those lofty expectations.
In one of the most hotly contested fields of any race in Tokyo, Thompson-Herah reigned supreme to clinch her place in history.
The defending champion was pushed all the way by Fraser-Pryce, who qualified fastest in her bid to become the first woman to win three Olympic 100m gold medals.
The 34-year-old, who won gold in Beijing and London, took some time away from the sport to have a baby but arrived in Tokyo as the hot favourite after clocking an astonishing 10.63 seconds last month.
World erupts over new Olympic record
However, Thompson-Herah went even better on Saturday night, with her time eclipsing the previous Olympic record of 10.62 set by Florence Griffith-Joyner at the 1998 Games in Seoul.
The extraordinary run set the internet alight as viewers flooded social media to praise the Jamaican.
As the Tokyo Olympics officially ends its first week, Team USA has managed to earn multiple victories and gold medals in the process—but currently disqualified Sha’Carri Richardson wants to know a simple question from her fans.
Taking to Twitter, Sha’Carri posted the following tweet that read, “Missing me yet?” Despite the ladies who are currently representing for their countries and enjoying their Olympic moments, Sha’Carri seemingly implied that the Tokyo Olympics would be better if she were there competing in track and field events.
Although out of the Olympics, she has been keeping herself busy, most notably by starring in the recent “Beats By Dre” commercial featuring brand new music from none other than Kanye West.
Just before that, she was offered a whopping $250,000 to be the new spokesperson for a vaping company—an offer that she has not publicly accepted as of now.
As we previously reported, Sha’Carri Richardson made national headlines when she was formally disqualified from competing in any Tokyo Olympic events after testing positive for marijuana, which is prohibited in Olympic competition.