Female Sprinters 2023
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Female Sprinters 2023 :
Despite the absence of World Championships or Olympics under her belt, Sha’Carri Richardson stands as the most celebrated star in American track & field. Her vast following, with over 2 million Instagram admirers, and her known catchphrase, “I’m not back, I’m better,” emphasizes her dominance in the sport. This acclaim is notably impressive for the 23-year-old Richardson, who, while having conquered the US Olympic Trials 100 meters in 2021, missed the Olympics due to a marijuana controversy.
Following a tumultuous 2022, the American Track & Field Star has returned with undeniable prowess on the track. This year, her record speaks for itself with two notable victories in the Diamond League. Both these wins were against Shericka Jackson, the 2023 World Leader at 100m with a record time of 10.65. Richardson’s current form suggests she’s ready for the challenges in Budapest, possibly becoming the first American woman to secure 100m gold since 2017.
However, the women’s 100m event this year is stacked with talent. The Jamaican Shericka Jackson, despite her Diamond League results, shines with a 10.65 timing. Meanwhile, the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josée Ta Lou is enjoying the peak year of her career, and Julien Alfred of St. Lucia is unbeaten this year at 100m.
Yet, no discussion on the 100m Championship would be complete without mentioning the GOAT, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. With seven global 100-meter titles to her name, her track record, even at 36, remains intimidating.
Jamaican track sensation, Shericka Jackson, is gearing up for a historic pursuit at the World Championships in Budapest. The 29-year-old is determined to secure both the 100m and 200m titles, aiming to be the first to achieve this feat since compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in 2013. With past accolades in the 400m, including three bronzes at major events, Jackson’s transition to the sprints signals her evolving strategy and ambition.
Amidst stiff competition, including legends like Fraser-Pryce and American star Sha’Carri Richardson, Jackson remains optimistic. Drawing confidence from her rigorous training and recent successes, she believes the peak of her athletic prowess is yet to come. Alongside her physical preparation, Jackson emphasizes the importance of mental health, often documenting her emotions and triggers to maintain a positive mindset for upcoming events.
Legendary sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will exclusively contest the 100m event at the upcoming world track and field championships, opting out of the 200m race. This decision aligns with her focus on the 100m, where she holds seven global titles, cementing her as one of the sport’s greatest. Her season was impacted by setbacks, including a knee injury in May, which might influence her concentration on her signature event. Despite being ranked 14th in the 200m this year and securing silver at last year’s worlds, her main challenge lies in the 100m, where she hopes to add to her legacy and inch closer to Sergey Bubka’s record for most world titles in one individual event. As one of the most decorated athletes, she is closely tailing records set by iconic figures like Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix.
Marie Josée Ta Lou
Ivorian sprinter Marie-Josee Ta Lou is poised to make African sprinting history. Having secured double sprint silvers at the 2017 World Championships and consistently performing on the international stage for 13 years, Ta Lou aims to clinch the elusive gold at the world championships and the Olympics. With an undefeated record in nine 100m races this year and the 2023 World Championships in Budapest looming, expectations are high. As she prepares for her fifth consecutive world, Ta Lou has the chance to become the first African woman to win the 100m or 200m at major global events.
Fastest Women in 2023 – A Glimpse:
- Shericka Jackson, JAM – 10.65
- Sha’Carri Richardson, USA – 10.71
- Marie Josée Ta Lou, CIV – 10.75
- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, JAM – 10.82
- Julien Alfred, LCA – 10.83
- Dina Asher-Smith, GBR – 10.85
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