3x Gold medalist Sha’Charri Richardson named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 sports list following recent success

Sha'Carri Richardson is still held in high regard for her outstanding performance on the track in 2023, which included winning three medals at the Budapest World Athletics Championships.


3x Gold medalist Sha’Charri Richardson named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 sports list following recent success

Sha'Carri Richardson (Pic Credit: AP)

Track star ShaCarri Richardson‘s ascension in athletics has been nothing short of remarkable. Celebrated for her achievements both on the field and beyond Richardson has been honored with a place in the illustrious Forbes Under 30 Class of 2024 lineup. A compilation that annually acknowledges 600 visionary figures from North America, spanning 20 diverse sectors.

Recognized as one of the transformative leaders within the realm of sports, Richardson is in good company with fellow athletes like swimmer Kate Douglass, two-time Olympic water polo champion Maddie Musselman, and tennis prodigy Jessica Pegula. Overcoming initial setbacks in 2021 due to an infraction involving a positive marijuana test. A substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency – Richardson has since emerged as the standout athlete of the 2023 track and field season.

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Following a one-month disciplinary hiatus, her performances have dominated the sport, particularly in the 100 meters. She has secured twelve finishes under 11 seconds, heralding her as a premier athlete in sprinting’s most revered event. Richardson’s most noteworthy feat at the 2023 World Athletics Championships saw her clinch victory in an astonishing 10.65 seconds, propelling her to the fifth-fastest of all time.

It marked her as the first American woman to win the title since Tori Bowie in 2017. Alongside her meteoric 100m win, Richardson also played a pivotal role in the American relay team’s triumph in the 4x100m and earned a bronze medal in the 200m. These milestones led to her consideration for the 2023 Female World Athlete of the Year.

Other athletes included by Forbes along with Sha’Carri Richardson in this exclusive list

Away from global competitions, Sha’Carri Richardson received a unique accolade in October. The Dallas Independent School District opted to name the track at Jesse Owens Athletic Complex John Kincaide Stadium in her honor. This further solidified her local legacy. ShaCarri Richardson’s achievements highlight the endless potential and vibrant futures of young leaders reshaping the fabric of sports.

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Sha'Carri Richardson
Sha’Carri Richardson [Image Credit- Imago]

Sha’Carri Richardson stands among other notable athletes in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Sports for North America such as tennis maven Jessica Pegula. Pegula enjoyed a meteoric rise to the number one rank in doubles by 2023, amassing together earnings from winnings and sponsorships of about $12 million according to Forbes. Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson, also made the list as football’s top earner in 2023.

Bolstered by an NFL record-setting $725 million signing bonus and a lucrative $260 million contract extension. Additionally, Angel Reese of Louisiana State University is profiled as one of the NCAA’s exceptionally marketable personalities due to the new NIL regulations. It led her team to an unprecedented women’s national basketball championship and claimed the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Award.

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