2024 BET Awards: Sha’Carri Richardson bags nomination for Sportswoman of the Year


For the third year in a row, Shakari Richardson has been nominated for BET Sportswoman of the Year.

Shakari Richardson, the world's fastest woman, has received another prestigious nomination for the 2024 BET Female Athlete of the Year.

The American track star is listed alongside seven other successful athletes: Aja Wilson, Angel Reyes, Coco Gauff, Flojay Johnson, JoJo Watkins, Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles.


Shakari Richardson won the world title in the 100 meters to become the fastest woman in the world. Credit: @itsshacarri/Instagram

This is the third year in a row that Richardson has been nominated, after losing to tennis star Osaka in 2022 and basketball star Reiss in 2023.

This time, the speedster has a better chance of winning as she is the reigning 100m world champion, thus earning bragging rights as the fastest woman in the world and currently the face of track and field.

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With the odds in her favor this year, hopefully she can finally win it and become the first track and field athlete to receive this recognition in history.



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