(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson says she is “still healing” from an abusive relationship with a Jamaican female athlete.
Richardson made the revelation on social media Sunday as questions lingered about her reported sudden withdrawal from a 100m showdown with world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at a meet in Kenya last week.
“I was in a relationship with a Jamaican athlete that never cared about me from the jump,” the American sprint star wrote on Instagram.
Richardson has struggled to meet expectations after a promising start to her professional track and field career saw her being tipped to light up the Tokyo Olympics. However, she did not compete in Tokyo after failing a drug test and has underwhelmed on the circuit since.
She is yet to open her 2022 track and field season.