Eugene, OREGON, June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. fan favorite Sha’Carri Richardson failed to make progress in the women’s 100 meters at the U.S. Championships on Thursday, stunning spectators and ending her hopes of competing in the race at the world championships.
Richardson had a rocky start and never fully recovered, outpacing the media after finishing fifth in her heat in 11.31 seconds, a far cry from the fast 10.85 second performance she produced in New York earlier this month.
The top three finishers from the Eugene, Oregon meeting who meet certain qualifying standards and the reigning world title holders qualify for the first-ever world championships held in the United States at the same track from of July 15. read more
Richardson was among the favorites for the event, having dominated the US Olympic trials a year ago, only to see his ticket to Tokyo evaporate following a positive cannabis test.
She is still expected to compete in the 200 meters.
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Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York and Gene Cherry in Eugene, Oregon; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell
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