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Sha’Carri Richardson Bolts into History and into Tokyo Olympics

With lightning-like quickness and a will to dominate, Sha’Carri Richardson is on her way to the Olympics in Tokyo. The 21-year-old native of Dallas, Texas, won the women’s 100-meter final during the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Richardson’s victory came in just 10.86 seconds – amazingly, it was an eye-lash slower than her head-spinning performance in the semifinal heat, where she crossed the finish line in just 10.64 seconds. Many are comparing the Olympic-bound track and field star to greats like Florence Griffith-Joyner, and Gail Devers. Richardson has remained humble, and she credits her grandmother, Betty Harp, for much

On record: Hurdler Kevin Young hoping mark stands at worlds

For 27 years, 400-meter hurdler Kevin Young has followed a similar routine to celebrate his world record: Call some media outlets to drum up interest (usually, not many takers) and perform a few push-ups (just because). That’s it. No popping of champagne. No special dinners. The American ran 46.78 seconds on Aug. 6, 1992 , on his way to Olympic gold at the Barcelona Games. It remains one of the longest-standing world records on the men’s side and yet he lives in anonymity. Few fans recognize him. Well, sometimes he does get asked about it when he wears a chain