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World Athletics Championships 2023 Women's 100 Metres - USA Sha'Carri Richardson Wins Gold With Championship Record, Jamaica Wins Two Medals

The 23-year-old Sha'Carri Richardson stunned the world with a gold medal for the United States in the women’s 100m race in the World Athletics Championships 2023 by setting up a Championship record.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 22.08.2023
World Athletics Championships 2023 Womens 100 Metres USA ShaCarri Richardson Wins Gold With Championship Record Jamaica Wins Two Medals

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The 23-year-old Sha'Carri Richardson stunned the world with a gold medal for the United States in the women’s 100m race in the World Athletics Championships 2023 (Budapest, Hungary) by setting up a Championship record.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s 100 Metres – The Race and The Stunning Winner

On Monday (21 August), Sha'Carri Richardson finished the women’s 100m final in 10.65 seconds to win the gold medal. It was the new championship record that beat Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s record of 10.67 seconds in the 2022 edition.

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It was the first major international championship for Richardson. In the early moment of the final race, Richardson wasn’t anyway favourite for the crown as she was fighting from behind, but she surprised everyone in the last moment of the race. Even the American racer herself couldn’t believe the final result.

After Tori Bowie’s gold medal in the 2017 edition, Richardson became the first American to win a medal in the women’s 100m race in the World Athletics Championships 2023.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s 100 Metres – Jamaican medals

Meanwhile, the defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce secured the bronze medal for Jamaica with her season-best performance of 10.77s. The 2022 silver medallist, another Jamaican Shericka Jackson once again won the silver medal in the Budapest race (10.72s).


World Athletics Championships 2023: Women’s 100 Metres (Final Status)


Rank

Athlete

Country

Mark

1

Sha'Carri Richardson

United States

10.65 (CR)

2

Shericka Jackson

Jamaica

10.72

3

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Jamaica

10.77 (SB)

4

Marie-Josée Ta Lou

Ivory Coast

10.81

5

Julien Alfred

Saint Lucia

10.83

6

Ewa Swoboda

Poland

10.97

7

Brittany Brown

United States

10.97

8

Dina Asher-Smith

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

11.00

9

Tamari Davis

United States

11.03

(NOTE:  CR = Championship Record; SB = Season Best)


What did Sha'Carri Richardson say?

Richardson is impressed with her strong start.

The American said in the press conference, "I would definitely say it's a good start. From the beginning of the journey, I'm honoured, I'm blessed, it was a great competition and brought out the best in myself. I'm not back, I'm better, and I'm going to continue to be better."

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