Dallas native Sha’Carri Richardson aims for gold on the digital cover of Vogue

Dallas native Sha’Carri Richardson aims for gold on the digital cover of Vogue

Dallas native Sha’Carri Richardson has been one of the fastest women in the world for years, and now, as she approaches her first Olympic Games, she’s making a lasting impression in many ways.

On Tuesday, Fashion released their digital cover for August 2024 with Richardson at the center. Bent over before the start of a race, the 2023 World Champion stares intently at the viewer, ready for a fast start.

On the cover photo by Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Richardson wears a yellow bodysuit and skirt from the Ralph Lauren Collection and gold Nike sneakers.

The shoot is part of Maya Singer’s profile of Richardson, an Olympic gold medal hopeful in the 100-meter dash with one of the most fascinating stories on Team USA. The interview focuses on Richardson’s preparations for the Olympic Games, where she is one of the favorites in a particular event.

Three years ago, Richardson was one of the favorites for the 100-meter title in Tokyo, but a positive test for THC – an indicator of marijuana use – disqualified her from the Games. In her interview with FashionRichardson puts it simply when asked about the 2021 disqualification.

“I’m not back, I’m better,” she says.

The comprehensive interview covers everything from training and family life to Richardson’s first steps into the world of athletics at Carter High School.

“A lot of times you have kids who are fast but don’t have the drive to put in the work that it takes to be great. Sha’Carri was absolutely determined. She had passion, she had brains, she was the total package,” said Lauren Cross, the Carter girls’ track and field coach. Fashion.

Richardson is also prominently featured in an episode of the Netflix documentary series sprint which came out last week. Made by the producers of Drive to surviveThe new program highlights the path of the Olympic candidates from the 2023 World Cup to the Olympic Games this summer.

Richardson will compete in the 100m heats in Paris on Friday, August 2.