Team USA is ready to bring home the gold in track and field at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Nike recently unveiled the new uniforms the American sprinters and runners will wear on the track, modeled by none other than Sha’Carri Richardson.

In a video released Friday, the 23-year-old showed off the sleek blue uniform with red accents – similar to the 2020 design but with a bold new colorway. With Richardson leading the pack, the U.S. hopes to dominate the sprints in Paris after missing out on gold in Tokyo.

Nike Unveils Stylish Blue Uniforms for the 2024 Paris Olympics

Nike unveiled the new uniforms for the United States track and field team, and they opted for a bold new look. Instead of the red and blue combination from Tokyo, the new kits feature a striking all-blue design with red accents.

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The eye-catching uniforms are sure to make a statement when the American athletes take the track in Paris.

Richardson Poised for Redemption After Missing Tokyo Games

Missing the Tokyo Games was a devastating blow for Richardson. She had qualified for the Olympics just weeks earlier, running the sixth-fastest time in history at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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However, her suspension for testing positive for marijuana meant she had to watch the Olympics from home.

Dominating the Competition

Richardson has dominated her competition since returning from suspension. At the 2023 World Championships, she ran the fastest time in the world for 2023, beating Olympic gold medalists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson.

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Her swagger and speed have made her one of the most popular athletes in track and field.

American Medal Hopes

The U.S. women have not won Olympic gold in the 100m since Gail Devers in 1996. Richardson and her American teammate Aleia Hobbs, the 2019 world champion, will try to end that drought.

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The 100m is always one of the most anticipated events at the Olympics, and Americans will have two strong medal hopefuls in Richardson and Hobbs.

Sleeves and Accents Provide Customization for Athletes

The new uniforms provide athletes with more options to customize their look during competition. The shirts feature detachable sleeves in the same shade of blue as the uniform tops.

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Athletes can choose whether or not to wear the sleeves based on their personal preferences and the weather conditions. The sleeves offer both style and functionality.

Designed By Athletes For Athletes

According to Nike, the new uniforms were designed with input from athletes to ensure maximum comfort and performance.

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The breathable fabrics and streamlined fit will allow competitors to focus on their events without distractions. With Parisian summer temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F), breathability and ventilation were top priorities in the design.

Can Richardson Capture Gold in 100m Sprint?

Sha’Carri Richardson has her eyes set on the gold medal in the women’s 100m sprint at the 2024 Paris Olympics. As the reigning world champion in the event, Richardson is considered the favorite to win.


However, she faces stiff competition from Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, the reigning Olympic gold and silver medalists, respectively.

Lyles Also Looks to Win Men’s 100m for Team USA

Noah Lyles is another star of U.S. track and field who will look to bring home gold in the men’s 100m in Paris. Lyles, the reigning world champion in the 200m event, has dominated it in recent years.

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However, the 100m has eluded him on the global stage. He finished fourth in the event at the Tokyo Olympics and failed to medal at the last two world championships.

A Need for Speed

Lyles has been one of the fastest men in the world for the last half-decade, but he’s had trouble translating that speed to the shorter 100m event.

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He holds the American record in the 200m at 19.50 seconds, set in 2019. His personal best in the 100m is 9.86 seconds, also set in 2019.

1988 Last Time U.S. Swept Men’s and Women’s 100m

It’s been over 30 years since the U.S. swept the men’s and women’s 100-meter finals at the Olympics. Lewis and Griffith Joyner were icons of their era, but Lyles and Richardson seem poised to dominate their events for years to come.

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If the young Americans achieve their goals in Paris, they’ll draw comparisons to their legendary predecessors. Over three decades later, the U.S. may once again reign supreme in the sprints.

Will New World Records Be Set in Paris?

When the world’s top track and field athletes converge in Paris for the 2024 Olympics, there is a good chance at least one world record could fall.

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With Olympic gold medals and eternal glory on the line, athletes will be pushing themselves to the limit.

World Records Across Other Fields

Beyond the sprints, world records could fall in events like the women’s 400m, women’s steeplechase, and men’s 400m hurdles.

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In a city steeped in Olympic history, Paris may witness more of it being made before our eyes. Stay tuned – the world’s fastest humans are ready to put on a show.

Excitement Ahead of the Olympics

The unveiling of the U.S. track and field uniforms is always an exciting moment before the Olympics.

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Having a talent like Sha’Carri Richardson model them this year adds even more anticipation for the upcoming games.

New Stylish Blue Uniforms

The U.S. team looks ready for Paris with stylish new blue uniforms modeled by Sha’Carri Richardson.

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The City of Light awaits this star-spangled squad and its fleet-footed leader. Stay tuned as the journey to Paris promises must-see drama, speed and glory for the Americans.