‘Blocking out the noise’: Sha’Carri Richardson on her world gold-winning comeback – video | Sport

Sha’Carri Richardson won the women’s 100m at the World Athletics Championships with a stunning run. Contesting her first major final, the American recorded a championship record 10.65 seconds as she overhauled Jamaica sprint rivals Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from lane nine. Richardson’s success marks her comeback to the sport after a few difficult years. In 2021 she was among the favourites for gold in the event at the Tokyo Olympics, only for her dreams to go up in smoke when she tested positive for marijuana at the US trials after the death of her biological mother. Richardson then missed much of last year, but after her biggest success to date said she ‘feels great’ and credited her redemption to ‘knowing to keep who is around me, who genuinely cares for me and who doesn’t. And just staying dedicated and focused, blocking out the noise.’