Lil Nas X, Flo Milli, More Show Sha’Carri Richardson Love After 100m Loss


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Rising track star Sha’Carri Richardson received some support online after finishing last in the 100m at the Nike Prefontaine Classic. 

The race was the first the 21-year-old ran since being banned from the Olympic games for a failed drug test. Richardson was honest about using marijuana to cope with the loss of her biological mother just days before the LSU track star qualified for the Tokyo Games. 

Jokes about Richardson were abound as many thought she talked a big game online before coming in last place. “Dead last” trending on Twitter on Saturday (August 21) as people watched the race in real time. 

However, the Dallas native also received plenty of support from celebrities, including Lil Nas X and Flo Milli, and fans who encouraged Richardson to keep going. 

The ever-confident Richardson told reporters after the race not to count her out and that she would be back.

Retired four-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson chimed in on social media as well, reminding Twitter users that they were the same people who showed support for Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles who each took a break from their games for their mental health.

Jamaican gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah went on to win the race, running the 100m in 10.54, the second-fastest time in history.

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