On Sunday, 21-year-old sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was deemed America’s fastest woman in the final trials for Team USA in the 100-meter dash; between her confidence, ability, and style, she’s single-handedly bringing star power to the Tokyo Olympics, which kick off on July 23. My family is my everything. In the lead-up to the sprint, an announcer proclaimed, “When you stand five feet one inch tall, you get told your entire life what you can and cannot do. My everything until the day I’m done.”

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Tags: For contrast, Usain Bolt’s top time is only a second and a third faster, and he’s six-foot-five. That chip on her shoulder is because every time she’s been told that, she’s been able to overcome those odds and get it done.” And Sha’Carri did, pulling ahead with 10.86 seconds, shooting past second- and third-placing future Olympians Javianne Oliver and Teahna Daniels. She also revealed something heartbreaking to an NBC interviewer, saying, “My family has kept me grounded. Going from just last week, losing my biological mother, and I’m still here.” She continued by expressing gratitude for her family, saying, “Without my grandmother, there would be no Sha’Carri Richardson. After winning the finals, Richardson ran up into the stands to embrace her grandmother. This year has been crazy for me.