Sha’Carri Ricardson Declares “I’m Not Done,” After Placing Last in Return Race


U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson vowed that she is “here to stay” after finishing last in the 100 meter-race at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.

The 21-year-old sprinter finished 11.4, several seconds behind the other racers. Reigning world champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a 10.54, the second fastest time in history. Jamaica’s Olympic women’s runner team, Elaine Thompson-Hera, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson took first, second and third place.

In a post race interview with NBC sports, Richardson proclaims that her recent performance is not going to dampen her career.

“Coming out today, it was a great return back to the sport,” Richardson said. “I wanted to be able to come and perform, having a month off dealing with what I was dealing with. I’m not upset at myself at all.”

“This is one race,” Richardson adds. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the sh** 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.”

Recently, Ricardson withdrew from the women’s 200-meter race Saturday afternoon.