Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson finished dead last in the 100 meter dash at the Wanda Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.
Sha’Carri, who was banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for smoking pot, finished 9th in the field during the “dream race” against Jamaica’s 3 best sprinters.
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, who won a gold medal at the Olympics, ran the 100 meter dash in 10.54 seconds, the best time in the world this year.
Sha'carri Richardson Comes in Last Place in her FIRST race BACK pic.twitter.com/Gad7XJSlzY
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Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson followed close behind Thompson-Herah in the same 1-2-3 finish as the Olympics.
The Prefontaine Classic was billed as Sha’Carri’s redemption race after she missed out on a medal at the Olympic Games. She debuted a long, blonde flaxen lacefront wig and 2-inch gel nails for the race.
Afterwards, she defended her last place finish, saying she’s not done yet.
“This is one race. I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the sh*t you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can’t nobody ever take that from me!”
Sha'Carri Richardson post interview ?? keep that fire girl !! On to the next ??pic.twitter.com/lu3Yyy7W8r
— BlackCultureEntertainment? (@4theculture____) August 21, 2021
Sha’Carri opted not to run in the 200 meters after her disappointing finish in the 100 meters.
After her spectacular loss, social media lit up with memes and taunts mocking her for being arrogant before and after the race.
Rapper Nicki Minaj shaded Sha’Carri by posting a meme of a broom on her Instagram Story.
?? Sha'Carri Richardson Natural Hair
????????????????? she reminds me of Flo Jo pic.twitter.com/84CLywh002
— RaYZor Ramon The Barber ?? (@RayzzorRamon) August 23, 2021
I feel I coulda beat Sha carri and all yes pic.twitter.com/R8MYAXq6J2
— jinz. (@jinelle_tinto) August 21, 2021
Hell nah you can’t pic.twitter.com/niqNJPiOij
— Franklin Sanchez (@TUROMEONOSANTO) August 22, 2021
He speaking facts on the Sha’Carri Richardson race ? pic.twitter.com/PFU0HXGMQl
— Kollege Kidd (@KollegeKidd) August 22, 2021