Thompson-Herah vs. Richardson: The Battle for the 100m Crown
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The two sprinters will face off in the women's 100m final at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday, August 31st.
Thompson-Herah is the defending world champion and Olympic gold medalist in the 100m. She is also the world record holder in the event with a time of 10.49 seconds.
Richardson is the reigning US champion in the 100m. She made headlines in 2021 when she was suspended from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.
The two sprinters have met once before, in the 100m final at the 2022 Diamond League meet in Zurich, Switzerland. Richardson finished second to Thompson-Herah in that race.
The upcoming showdown is expected to be one of the most anticipated events of the 2023 World Athletics Championships. It will be a battle between two of the fastest women in the world, and it could come down to the wire.
Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Jamaican sprinter who is considered to be one of the greatest sprinters of all time. She has won six Olympic gold medals, including three in the 100m.
Sha'Carri Richardson is an American sprinter who is known for her electrifying personality and her flamboyant style. She is the youngest woman to win the 100m at the US Olympic Trials since 1988.