The USA men’s (Noah Lyles, Fred Kerley, Trayvon Bromell, and Cravon Gellespie) and women’s (Tamari Davis, Twanisha Terry, Gabby Thomas, and Sha’Carri Richardson) track and field teams rolled to electrifying victories in the 4×100 relays in Budapest, Hungary, sweeping the world championship titles.
Team USA sweeps in the 4x100m relay‼️
The men and women 4x100m relay teams both win gold at the World Championships for the first time since 2007 🥇 pic.twitter.com/lnj4Lmll4X
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 26, 2023
Richardson, 23, has rebounded in spectacular fashion from her precipitous fall from grace in 2020 when she was disqualified from the Olympics. She admitted back then to smoking weed after suffering the shocking and sudden death of her mother — one week before the Olympic trials — and used marijuana to cope with the unbearable pain.
With that ignominious episode in her rearview mirror, Richardson took home two gold medals and a bronze at the world’s in Budapest, Hungary, in central Europe, winning the 100 and 4×100 sprints and taking the bronze in the 200-meter race.
For Noah, it was a thrilling trifecta as he became the first man to win the 100, 200 and 4×100 races at the world’s since legendary runner Usain Bolt accomplished the same feat in 2015. Together the men’s relay team out-sprinted the Japanese who came in second, followed by Jamaica.
Next up: The USA Track and Field squads will see if they can duplicate these feats at the Olympics in Paris in the summer of 2024.