Sha’Carri Richardson will not race 200m at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

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Sha’Carri Richardson scratched the 200m after winning the 100m at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.

Trayvon Bromell, the men’s 100m champion, previously scratched the 200m, too, before his races at Trials in Eugene, Oregon. He wasn’t considered a favorite to make the team in the longer distance, unlike Richardson.

The Olympic Trials 200m starts with heats on Thursday (women) and Friday (men).

Scratching the 200m is a not uncommon move for 100m medalists at major meets, though it marks the first Olympic Trials that neither 100m winner races the 200m since 2004 (Maurice Greene, LaTasha Colander).

The last time both Olympic Trials 100m champions also qualified in the 200m was 1988 (Carl LewisFlorence Griffith Joyner).

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Richardson, 21, won the 100m on Saturday, clocking 10.86 seconds into a headwind. Ninety minutes earlier, she clocked 10.64 seconds with slightly too much tailwind for record purposes. She ran 10.72 on April 10, the fastest wind-legal time for an American in nearly 10 years.

She is an Olympic medal favorite, but the fastest woman in the world this year is two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica. Fraser-Pryce clocked 10.63 on June 5 to become the second-fastest woman in history after Griffith Joyner.

Fraser-Pryce, a 34-year-old mom, competes in the Jamaican Olympic Trials later this week.

In the 200m, Richardson ranks third in the world this year and first among Americans (22.11).

The other fastest Americans since the start of 2019 are Cambrea Sturgis (22.12), Tamara Clark (22.13), Angie Annelus (22.16), Gabby Thomas (22.17) and Brittany Brown (22.22), the 2019 World silver medalist.

Allyson Felix, the 2012 Olympic 200m champion who entered Trials planning to race both the 400m and the 200m, is still entered in the 200m after making the team in the 400m on Sunday. The 200m and 400m overlap at the Olympics.

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2023 French Open men’s singles draw, scores

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The French Open men’s singles draw is missing injured 14-time champion Rafael Nadal for the first time since 2004, leaving the Coupe des Mousquetaires ripe for the taking.

The tournament airs live on NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel through championship points in Paris.

Novak Djokovic is not only bidding for a third crown at Roland Garros, but also to lift a 23rd Grand Slam singles trophy to break his tie with Nadal for the most in men’s history.

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But the No. 1 seed is Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, who won last year’s U.S. Open to become, at 19, the youngest man to win a major since Nadal’s first French Open title in 2005.

Now Alcaraz looks to become the second-youngest man to win at Roland Garros since 1989, after Nadal of course.

Alcaraz missed the Australian Open in January due to a right leg injury, but since went 30-3 with four titles. Notably, he has not faced Djokovic this year. They could meet in the semifinals.

Russian Daniil Medvedev, the No. 2 seed, was upset in the first round by 172nd-ranked Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild. It marked the first time a men’s top-two seed lost in the first round of any major since 2003 Wimbledon (Ivo Karlovic d. Lleyton Hewitt).

No. 9 Taylor Fritz, No. 12 Frances Tiafoe and No. 16 Tommy Paul are the highest-seeded Americans, all looking to become the first U.S. man to make the French Open quarterfinals since Andre Agassi in 2003. Since then, five different American men combined to make the fourth round on eight occasions.

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CJ Nickolas ends U.S. men’s taekwondo medal drought at world championships

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CJ Nickolas became the first American man to win a world taekwondo championships medal since 2009, taking silver in the 80kg division in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday.

Nickolas, 21, beat Olympic bronze medalist Seif Eissa of Egypt in the semifinals, then dropped the final to Italian Simone Alessio, the world’s top-ranked man in the division. Nickolas is ranked third in the world at 80kg.

Nickolas moved up to the senior ranks after taking silver at the 2018 World Junior Championships in the 68kg division. He lost in the round of 32 at the last two worlds in 2019 and 2022, but did take bronze at a Grand Prix last September in the 2024 Olympic host city of Paris.

At the Tokyo Games, the U.S. had zero male taekwondo athletes at an Olympics for the first time since it debuted as a medal sport in 2000.

Anastasija Zolotic took gold for the U.S. women in Tokyo but is not at worlds after February right hip surgery. She is back in training.

Makayla Greenwood is the 2022 World champion at the non-Olympic 53kg, which is the weight just below Zolotic’s 57kg. Greenwood, who is due to compete at worlds on Sunday, must move up to 57kg or down to 49kg for an Olympic pursuit.

A nation can enter no more than one athlete per division at the Olympics.

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