Sha'Carri Richardson attains another milestone, joins Fraser-Pryce in a new list of greatness

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sha'Carri Richardson after the 100m final in Budapest. PC - World Athletics

Sha'Carri Richardson attains another milestone, joins Fraser-Pryce in a new list of greatness

Funmilayo Fameso 23:37 - 27.05.2024

Sha'Carri Richardson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominated list of the longest streak of sub-11s performances.

World's fastest woman Sha'Carri Richardson has another major milestone in her name as new statistics have shown she's currently on a streak of the most sub-11s performances after track legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

The world 100m champion kicked off her Olympic year with an outstanding performance on home soil at the Prefotaine Classic Diamond League in Eugene, where she defeated a star-studded field in a brilliant 10.83s.

Her impressive time didn't only propel her to No.2 on the world's top list this season but confirmed her status as the one to beat ahead of and at the Paris Olympic Games.

Consequently, her winning time shows she's on a streak of the most sub-11 seconds performances by a female sprinter since 2022. 

American Sha'Carri Richardson on her way to winning the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic.

According to athletics journalist Anderson Emerole on X, Richardson's last 11 seconds race was September 8th, 2022, when she ran 11.13s to finish seventh at the Zurich Diamond League.

Since Aril 8th 2023, the 24-year-old has gone on a streak of 15 races (heats, semis, and finals) running below the 11 seconds barrier, and her fastest was the world title-winning performance of 10.65s in Budapest.

Her slowest performance was 10.97s, clocked at the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix in July 2023. So on average, Richardson clocked 10.794.

Despite this impressive feat, Jamaican track legend Fraser-Pryce still has the longest streak in the modern era from May 28th, 2021 - July 22nd, 2023.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and her son Zyon after winning the world title in 2019

Fraser-Pryce who's set to retire after the Paris Olympic Games, was on a streak of 26 races, with the fastest being 10.60s, slowest at 10.97s, and has an average of 10.752.

The five-time world 100m champion was undefeated in 10/11 races in an iconic 2022 season and extended the winning form to 2023, where she lost in the final with a bronze medal at the world championships in Budapest.

With Fraser-Pryce set to retire in Paris, Richardson is next in line to take over her mantle as the queen of sub-11s performances.