Sha’Carri Richardson Credit: Courtesy of Twitter/ Sha’Carri Richardson

Likely erasing all doubt about her commitment and ability, Sha’Carri Richardson exploded on the outside lane 9 and overcame an early deficit to complete one of the most amazing comebacks in sports.

The flamboyant sprinter won the world championships during an electric 100-meter race in Hungary on Monday, Aug. 21. The 23-year-old blazed through 100 meters at a career-best 10.65 seconds at the 2023 World Athletic Championships.

Richardson defeated a field that included star Jamaican sprinters Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who finished second and third, respectively.

The Associated Press noted that the race featured four of the eight fastest runners of all time, including Marie-Josée Ta Lou, who finished fourth.

Richardson, an underdog coming in, became the American since Tori Bowie in 2017, to win the women’s 100-meter world championship.

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