USA – Richardson speeds to 10.72 100m victory in Miramar

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World U20 record-holder Sha’Carri Richardson turned heads at the Miramar Invitational in Florida on Saturday (11) by producing a stunning 10.72 to win the 100m at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting.

The 21-year-old, who had earlier won her heat in 11.00, didn’t have a particularly strong start in the final, but once she got into her stride she soon opened up a significant gap over the rest of the field. She powered through the line to stop the clock at 10.72, finishing about four metres clear of World Athletics Indoor Tour 60m champion Javianne Oliver (11.07).

“My coach will be proud but he’ll say I still have more work to do, and I agree,” said Richardson. “My season is going to be unbelievable.”

Richardson now moves to sixth on the world all-time list. Her 10.72 is the fastest time ever recorded by someone so young.

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SOURCE: World Athletics

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