LGBTQ+ sprinter Sha'Carri Richardsontossing her bright orange wig just before the racewon her first national title in the women's 100-meter race on July 7, per NBC Sports.
She made an emphatic statement at the USA Track and Field championships in Eugene, Oregon, winning the race in 10.82 seconds despite a slow start, USA Today noted.
After hugging family and posing with fans, Richardson made her way to NBC's Lewis Johnson, telling him, "The thing I remember the most, I stood here with you [in 2021]. … Now, I'm standing here with you again and I'm ready mentally, physically and emotionally. And I'm here to stay."
Richardson advanced to the World Championships that will take place in Budapest, Hungary along with fellow U.S. competitors Brittany Brown and Tamari Davis; they're all on their first 100-meter world-championship team. The world championships will be held Aug. 19-27.
After booking her spot at the Tokyo Olympics with a runaway victory in the women's 100-meter race at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon, in 2021, Richardson also made headlines (mainly in LGBTQ+ media) for thanking her girlfriend, according to CNN.