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Sha’Carri Richardson Anchors Team USA to Gold at World Championships

by Braydin Sik
Sha’Carri Richardson Anchors Team USA to Gold at World Championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary – LSU alumni Sha’Carri Richardson made her third and final podium trip of the week at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest on Saturday after anchoring the USA 4×100-meter relay team in the final.

Earlier in the week, Richardson stormed to gold in the 100 and bronze in the 200 to kick off her first major world championship meet.

Due to her being in the middle of battling in the 100 and 200 prior to the final, the USA heats team did not consist of Richardson. In the heats, Team USA led the way with a time of 41.59 seconds. The prelims team consisted of Tamari Davis, Twanisha ‘Tee Tee’ Terry, Tamara Clark, and Melissa Jefferson.

Heading to the final, Team USA kept Davis and Terry on the first two legs of the team. They added Gabby Thomas to the third leg and Sha’Carri to the leg after the two battled it out for second and third in the 200-meter final the day prior.

The Americans blew the gates out the door, taking gold with a World Athletics Championships record time of 41.03 seconds. The time ranks fourth all time in the world and third in American history.

Richardson anchored the second gold-winning 4×100 team in-a-row for Team USA at the World Championships. She received the baton with the lead, and was never close to giving it up as she beat Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson to the finish line for the second time in Budapest.

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