American champion Sha’Carri Richardson can’t run within the Olympic 100-meter race after testing optimistic for THC, a chemical present in marijuana.
Richardson gained the 100 on the Olympic trials on June 19. She informed of her ban Friday on the “At this time Present.”
Richardson says she smoked marijuana as a manner of coping together with her mom’s current loss of life. She examined optimistic on the Olympic trials and so her result’s erased.
She accepted a 30-day suspension that ends July 27, which might be in time to run within the girls’s relays. USA Observe and Subject has not but disclosed plans for the relay.
When requested about the potential of competing within the relay, Richardson stated she’d be thankful for that chance, however she is specializing in therapeutic herself.
“Proper now, I’m simply placing all my time and vitality into coping with what I have to take care of to heal myself. If I’m allowed to obtain that blessing, then I’m grateful for it, but when not, proper now, I’m simply going to give attention to myself,” Richardson informed Savannah Guthrie.
The 21-year-old sprinter was anticipated to face Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in probably the most extremely anticipated races of the Olympic observe meet.
Richardson captured the hearts of many when she bumped into the stands to hug her grandmother following her victory within the 100-meter qualifying race. It had been only a week after dropping her organic mom.
“Standing right here, I simply say don’t decide me, as a result of I’m human. I’m you. I simply occur to run slightly quicker,” Richardson stated throughout her interview.