Sha’Carri Richardson made it clear she will not get distracted by Sunday’s (23 May) Gateshead Diamond League defeat by Dina Asher-Smith.

Richardson, who won her heat in 11.52 (-4.2 m/s), returned with 11.44 to Asher-Smith’s 11.35 (-3.1m/s wind) in the final.

“This will not be the last time that I am going to line up against these ladies. I want the world to know and the ladies to know that I am here to compete just as well as they have done for many years.

Richardson, who ran 10.72, 10.74 and 10.77 in her races before today, warned: “I am here to show them what I am good at.”

Sunday’s final was in the pouring rain and strong headwind. Asher-Smith got a fast start and held her form to cross the line for a comfortable victory. Richardson never put up any serious challenge.

Richardson, however, said she is happy with the day’s work.

“I am happy with my race,” she said. “I need to go back and work on what I need to get better at.

The American now turns her attention to Doha. She will face Elaine Thompson-Herah, who pulled out of Gateshead, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

“I am definitely looking forward to some sunshine next week in Doha,” she said.

Fraser-Pryce finished 4th in 11.51, just behind Ta Lou at 11.48.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.