EUGENE — Ebullient fan Popular with Sha'Carri Richardson, he told reporters on Sunday that her journey wasn't over yet, saying that a disappointing outing at the US Championship wouldn't allow her sparks to dim.
At the age of 22, she had little success in the World Championship qualifying tournament. She was there, she was surprisingly unable to pass the qualifying at her signature event, the 100 meters.
Her last hope of qualifying as an individual at the world championships, which will be held for the first time in the United States on the same track from July 15, has evaporated in the 200-meter semifinals. She finished fifth in her heat.
Even if she felt totally discouraged, she barely showed it.
"I describe this season as part of my journey. My journey is a long, endless walk, regardless of critics or the media," she said. ..
Richardson says she could compete in the world championships even if she was selected for the relay team.
This conference was Eugene's latest heartache for Richardson, who won the US Olympic Trials at Hayward Field a year ago.
The second place finish at the Prefontaine Classic in May and the 10.85 second performance at 100 meters at the Grand Prix in New York will finally give the proud Texas smile a chance to dazzle. Showed signs. The stage of the world.
However, I found that I couldn't get over the rough start from 100 blocks and the 200 stack fields.
She told reporters that she would then compete in Europe. There, the Diamond League continues to dominate the continent.
"This season isn't over," she said. "I will definitely bring Texas drips over the water." (Report by Amy Tennery of New York and Jean Cherry of Eugene, Oregon, edited by Christian Radness)