sha'carri richardson's olympic dreams crushed!
Sha'Carri Richardson [photo courtesy]
byJuly 7, 2021
Sha'Carri Richardson's failed drug test has come with a lot of backlash in her sports career.
Reports have it that U.S. Track & Field officials have left the fastest woman in America off the 4 x 100m squad.
Despite the fact that her 30-day suspension will end BEFORE the relay race is scheduled to begin.
Of course, 21-year-old Richardson recently tested positive for marijuana after the Olympic Trials last month and accepted the 1-month ban.
Despite a ton of outrage (weed is still illegal?), USOC officials stood by the punishment.
But, not all hope was lost. Sha'Carri was going to miss the 100-meter race but still could've been included on the 4 x 100-meter relay team.
That is until track officials announced Richardson would be left off the team, meaning she will NOT run in a single race at the Tokyo games.
USATF released a statement on the decision Tuesday afternoon.
"All USATF athletes are equally aware of and must adhere to the current anti-doping code, and our credibility as the National Governing Body would be lost if rules were only enforced under certain circumstances," the statement read.
USATF praised Richardson for owning up to her actions and agrees that the World Anti-Doping Agency's guidelines need a makeover. but until then, athletes got to play by the rules.