In Pictures: Sha'Carri Richardson turns heads in Nike x Feng Chen Wang outfit before 100m win at Prefontaine Classic 2024

Sha'Carri Richardson stuns in Nike X Feng Chen Wang at Prefontaine Classic

Sha'Carri Richardson produced a sensational performance at the Prefontaine Classic 2024. The world champion clocked a blistering 10.83s to win her 100m season opener. Hours before that dominant run, she was pictured warming up in a Nike x Weng Chen Wang outfit inside the Hayward Field stadium.

Richardson skipped the entirety of the 2024 indoor season and opened her outdoor season at the Xiamen Diamond League on April 20. She managed a second-place finish over 200m in 22.99s, narrowly losing to Australia’s Torrie Lewis, who clocked 22.96s.

In between the 2023 World Championships and the 2024 Diamond League season, Richardson racked up multiple sponsorship deals with international brands. The biggest of all was a multi-million deal with Nike, and Richardson was pictured in one of the brand's apparel collections at Prefontaine Classic 2024.

Sha'Carri Richardson hit the Eugene Diamond League tracks in Nike x Feng Chen Wang collection on Saturday. The world champion was wearing the latest collection top to bottom, turning heads inside the Hayward Field stadium.

Hours after the warmup in the Feng Chen Wang collection, the 24-year-old donned another Nike suit for the 100m showdown against the likes of Elaine Thompson-Herah and Julian Alfred. Richardson stormed to a dominating victory in 10.83s, second best in the world this year while Julian Alfred finished behind the world champion in 10.93s.

Sha'Carri Richardson developing into 'a mature young lady’

Day 6 - World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023
Day 6 - World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023

Sha'Carri Richardson didn't have a desired start to the Olympic season. Two back-to-back losses in China might have dented the confidence of the world champion. But the 200m isn't her premier event, and showing maturity, Richardson didn't let that affect her 100m opener. In a post-race interview, Richardson said (via Sarah Lorge Butler's X handle) :

“I feel like I’m continuing to grow and develop into a mature young lady, a mature athlete, as well as a vessel that I am put on earth to continue to grow.”
“I felt great about my race. It’s my (100m season) opener, I would not be human to say that I wasn’t nervous. As my coach says, use that nervousness as motivation,” she said.

Although Sha'Carri Richardson did admit to being a little nervous due to the season opener, she looked an entirely different self than her 200m runs in China. She will be a favorite now heading into the U.S. Olympic Trials in June but more importantly, for a gold medal in Paris.

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