Sha’Carri Richardson fires USA to 4x100m relay gold over Jamaica superstars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson

United State beat Jamaica to the Women’s 4x100m relay gold in a hot athletics rivalry in Budapest. Thanks to star Sha’Carri Richardson who led the USA to win the 4/100m relay gold over their fierce rivals on Saturday.

The USA win in a championships record time of 41.03 seconds to claim the world title in Budapest. Jamaica cross the line second to win silver with Great Britain taking bronze.

Sha’Carri Richardson anchored Team USA to 4x100m gold and a new championship record at the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest (Saturday 26 August).

With the US and Jamaica sharing one gold each in the women’s sprint events at these Worlds – with Richardson winning the 100m and Shericka Jackson the 200m – this face-off between the two nations was forecast to be as fiery as they come.

And the race did not disappoint.

In a thrilling final, the American quartet of Tamari Davis, Twanisha Terry, Gabby Thomas and Richardson crossed the line in 41.03 seconds – the fastest time ever at a World Championships.

“It feels amazing along with these ladies to do what it is that we’ve been training to do, no matter what may be put out there, we know what we need to do,” a jubilant Richardson said after the race. “We all had a common goal and that was to come out here and win.”

The Jamaican team of Natasha MorrisonShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shashalee Forbes and Shericka Jackson followed close behind Team USA to win silver in a time of 41.21, with the British quartet Asha Philip, Imani Lansiquot, Bianca Williams and Daryll Neita claiming bronze in 41.97.

“We’re not disappointed, it was a great race,” Jamaica’s Forbes told reporters. “They were very tough. We went out to deliver and we are happy and pleased with what we got.”

The anchor leg saw Richardson line up against Jackson, with the American being passed the baton with a narrow lead over the Jamaican. As the new 100m world champion crossed the line first, she screamed loudly and continued her run straight into the arms of the US men’s relay team who had just won their own gold medal just minutes earlier.

And as the crowd went wild, the US women’s team draped themselves in their national flag to celebrate in front of their fans.

It was the second women’s sprint gold medal of the Games – and the second for Richardson who has undoubtedly become one of the brightest shining stars of these Championships.



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