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Upcoming Olympic Debut ‘Sinking In’ For World Champ Sha’Carri Richardson

May 12, 2024, 2:39 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – World champion and track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson said the thought of her Olympic debut at the Paris 2024 Games is “slowly sinking in.”

Sha’Carri Richardson is ready for Paris 2024

After missing out on the Summer Olympics in 2021 following a disqualification, Richardson is ready to compete in her first Games in France.

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“It’s still like slowly, slowly sinking in because when I look in the mirror, I’m just like, ‘You are a world champion. You deserve that. You’ve worked for that,'” Richardson said of Paris 2024.

Richardson previously qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after taking the crown in the women’s 100-meter dash at the United States trials.

After her impressive performance, Richardson was ruled out for the Tokyo Games after testing positive for cannabis use.

Now the track and field star is ready to move past the Tokyo Games and onto Paris 2024.

The Dallas, Texas native won three medals during the 2023 World Championships in Budapest. Richardson took home Gold in the 100m and 4 x 100m relay. She also won a bronze medal in the 200m.

Before the World Championships, Richardson captured Gold at the U20 Pan American Championships in 2017.

Richardson turned professional in June 2019.

When are the Paris Olympics?

The 2024 Paris Summer Games will be held in France from July 26-August 11. Full coverage of the events will be available on KSL 5 TV, KSL NewsRadio, KSL Sports Zone, and KSLSports.com.

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