Sha’Carri Richardson wins 100m at U.S. Olympic Team Trials with world leading 10.71 seconds

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Sha'Carri Richardson clinched the 100-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday night, securing her spot for the upcoming Paris Olympics. She clocked a season-best time of 10.71 seconds, marking the world's fastest time this year.

Richardson had previously won the 100 at the last Trials but did not compete in Tokyo due to a suspension after testing positive for marijuana. Her absence was a setback after captivating audiences nationwide with her vibrant personality.

However, with her commanding victory in the 100 this Saturday, Richardson has earned another opportunity to pursue Olympic glory. Overcome with emotion, she shed tears and celebrated with fellow competitors at the finish line. Melissa Jefferson, who finished second with a time of 10.80 seconds, and Twanisha Terry, third at 10.89 seconds, will join her in Paris.

Richardson is also set to compete in the 200 meters on Thursday and is likely to be a part of the 4x100 relay team.

Women's 100m Final Results

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1Sha'Carri Richardson10.71 SB
2Melissa Jefferson10.80 PB
3Twanisha Terry10.89 SB
4Tamari Davis10.91 SB
5Aleia Hobbs10.93
6Tamara Clark10.95 SB
7Candace Hill11.00 SB
8Jenna Prandini 11.02 SB
9Anavia Battle 11.12

Men's Shot Put Final:

For the third consecutive time, Oregon native Ryan Crouser is poised to represent Team USA at the Olympics, aiming to add another gold medal to his collection.

Crouser secured first place in the shot put finals with a throw of 22.84 meters. He is set to defend his gold medal in Paris, alongside teammates Joe Kovacs and Payton Otterdahl, who also qualified.

Joe Kovacs, a two-time world shot put champion will be making his third Olympic appearance. He is expected to compete closely once more with Crouser. Kovacs claimed second place behind Crouser in the trials, achieving his best throw in the final round at 22.43 meters.

Men's Decathlon:

The 23-year-old Heath Baldwin's aspiration to represent Michigan State at the 2024 Olympics was realized on Saturday night.

After completing Day 2 of the Decathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Baldwin secured one of the top three spots required for qualification to Paris. He ultimately finished first overall, amassing 8,625 total points.

Zach Ziemek scored 8516 points to take 2nd place, while Harrison Williams concluded the podium with 8384

Men's 100m Round 1:

Noah Lyles set the fastest time in round as he won heat 1 with a time of 9.92 seconds. Christian Coleman won heat 4, clocking 9.99 seconds. The semi finals of the men's 100m will take place on Sunday, June 23.

Watch Men's 100m Round 1 Heat 1

Watch Men's 100m Round 1 Heat 4

See the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials 2024 Results.

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