Who is Sha’Carri Richardson?
Sha’Carri Richardson is an American track and field sprinter. She rose to fame in 2019 after finishing the 100-metre race in 10.75 seconds, breaking the collegiate record of Louisiana State University at the NCAA Division 1 Championships.
Sha’Carri Richardson was tagged “the fastest woman in the world” in 2023 after winning the women’s 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Monday, August 21, at a record 10.65 seconds!
Sha’Carri Richardson was born on March 25, 2000, in Dallas, Texas. The sprinter is 23 years old as of 2023. Her parents are not known but she was reportedly raised by her grandmom, Betty Harp, and an aunt. She attended Louisiana State University but dropped out during her freshman year. The athlete is said to be the only child of her parents.
About Sha’Carri’s parents
As of the time of publishing this article, information about Sha’Carri’s parents is scarce in the media. It is only known that she was raised by her grandmom, Betty Harp, and an aunt. However, it was reported in 2021 that she lost her birth mother, a week before her qualifying race for the Summer Olympics.
According to reports gathered by DNB Stories, Sha’Carri Richardson holds her grandmom in high esteem. She made it known during an interview with NBC that her family comes first and she appreciates their constant support.
“Without them, there would be no me. Without my grandmother, there would be no Sha’Carri Richardson. My family is my everything — my everything until the day I’m done”.
About Sha’Carri Richardson’s siblings
According to reports, Sha’Carri Richardson has no direct siblings. She is said to be the only child of her parents.
Sha’Carri Richardson sexuality
Sha’Carri Richardson revealed in 2015 that she is bisexual. She added that her family is aware of it and supports her.
Is Sha’Carri Richardson a transgender?
There have been speculations that Sha’Carri Richardson might be transgender probably due to her appearance and demeanour. The speculations got stronger after Larry Johnson made a post on Instagram about Sha’Carri’s absence from the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The athlete was disqualified from competing in the games after she tested positive for cannabis use.
About the incident, Larry Johnson wrote:
“Perfect timing after her biological mom died. But y’all don’t know what a real female look like anymore and that there are undercover Trans men in the Olympics competing as women“.
However, the speculations of Sha’Carri Richardson being transgender have since been found to be false.
How tall is Sha’Carri Richardson?
Sha’Carri’s height is currently measured to be 5’1″ or 155cm.
Wiki Profile of Sha’Carri Richardson
|Full name||Sha’Carri Richardson|
|Date of birth||March 25, 2000|
|Place of birth||Dallas, Texas|
|Height||5 feet 1|
|Alma mater||Louisiana State University|
|Girlfriend||Janeek Brown (ex)|
|Net worth||$4 million dollars (est.)|
How Sha’Carri Richardson’s career started
Sha’Carri started her career as a teenager, winning the 100-metre race at the AAU Junior Olympics- the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the US. She made her international debut at the 2017 Pan American U20 Athletics Championships, winning a gold medal in the 400-metre relay race alongside Gabrielle Cunningham, Rebekah Smith and Tara Davis.
She enrolled at Louisiana State University in 2018 but left in her freshman year to focus more on sports, after competing for the LSU Lady Tigers track and field team. She won gold in the 100-metre race at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest.
About Sha’Carri Richardson’s marriage and relationships
As of August 2023, Sha’Carri Richardson is not married and does not have a husband. The sprinter was once in a relationship with Jamaican track and field star, Janeek Brown. They started dating in 2021 but things turned sour between them in 2022.
About Sha’Carri’s relationship with Janeek Brown
Janeek Brown is a Jamaican athlete. She specializes in the 100-metre hurdles. She was born on May 14, 1998, in Kingston, Jamaica. She is 25 years old as of 2023. She represented Jamaica at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.
In her words:
“She said it just spoke to her, the fact that it was just so loud and vibrant. She just wanted me to be able to make a statement — let’s continue to show the world I’m a force to be reckoned with”.
However, things turned sour between Sha’Carri Richardson and Janeek Brown in 2022, after being together for a year. According to Sha’Carri Richardson, her ex-girlfriend was an abuser and she also suffered homophobic attacks from Janeek’s family.
Sha’Carri Richardson wrote about their breakup on her Instagram page in May 2022. She wrote:
“I was in a relationship with a Jamaican athlete that never care about me from jump. I was abused and stole from yet protecting her from the judgment of her country and family while they dragged me. I had to deal with homophobic and so much more which I’m still healing from.”
Janeek Brown admitted that she abused Sha’Carri just once but knew nothing about her being attacked by her family. She also claimed that Sha’Carri Richardson was only chasing clout with the issue.
In her words:
“I was abusive once that there is physical evidence of, and we moved on, we tried to move on and even after that I tried to move on but we still got nowhere. What I don’t know whatever the family is that is between them cause them never had a good relationship in the first place”.
“If a something fi charge make it charge and let’s go…whatever what do what [she] needs to do cause mi nah beg no clout”.
Sha’Carri Richardson’s girlfriends/boyfriends
Sha’Carri Richardson’s only publicly known relationship as of the time of writing is her affair with Janeek Brown. Information about her other girlfriends and/or boyfriends (if any) is scarce at this time.
Sha’Carri Richardson’s children
As of the time of publishing this article, Sha’Carri Richardson is not yet a mother and has no children.
Sha’Carri Richardson’s net worth
Sha’Carri Richardson has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She earns most of her income from her sports career and modelling.