American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson appeared to fire back at retired Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt for suggesting — in an interview with The Post — that she should focus on training over trash-talking.
Richardson took to her Instagram Story on Sunday, according to a screen-grab by The Shade Room, to re-post a fan comment that read, “Everybody want to give advice in the media but none of them actually take the time to speak to her outside the media. So I feel her. Stop speaking on me when you don’t even speak to me.”
The 21-year-old Richardson added her own words to the post, writing, “Good ‘humbling’ morning to y’all” and “I could not have said it better.”
In a second slide, Richardson wrote, “Y’all haven’t even heard the half of me,” over a photo of herself smirking, with her legs crossed.
During his interview with The Post, Bolt said, “If you talk that big talk, you have to back it up.”
“I would tell Sha’Carri to train harder and to be focused and not say too much … So just train hard and focus on that and try to come back do it and then talk about it,” said Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist.
Bold, a Jamaica native, also explained that Richardson’s “sh-t-talking” makes her vulnerable to rival Jamaican competitors.
“Jamaicans were vexed because she was talking a lot of s–t before the actual race, it is just one of those things,” he said. “Jamaicans don’t like when people talk s–t about us because we are a very proud people. So if you talk about us we are gonna want you to back it up. It definitely gave those women the extra push [to win.]”
Richardson rose to fame when she won the 100 on the same track in Oregon at the U.S. Olympic trials in June.
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