Richardson Will Miss Olympic 100 After Marijuana Test
Richardson could claim to be the fastest woman in the world right now. She won the 100 M at the U. S track and Field Olympic trials last month in Oregon in her time of 10 point Six seconds made her a gold medal favorite at the Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics begin this month, but Richardson has been suspended for 30 days due to marijuana use. Here's more Several top athletes have rallied behind Shakeri Richardson after she lost her shot at Olympic glory because of a 30 Day ban triggered by a failed marijuana test last month. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeting quote. This is so trash man. Just let her run Former NBA great Dwayne Wade tweeting. The majority of y'all's rule makers smoke and are probably invested in THC companies. Let's stop playing these games. Richardson won that 100 M at the Olympic trials in June. But then her world came crashing to a halt. When reports of the positive test surfaced on Thursday, Richardson put out the tweet. I am human and spoke to the Today show on Friday. I know what I did. I know what I'm supposed to do. Um, No, I'm not. I'm allowed not to do And I still made that decision. She said she had just learned from a reporter that her biological mother had died and turned to marijuana, which is legal in Oregon side of the trials, but remains a banned substance of abuse based on the world Anti Doping Code. We all have our different struggles. We all have different things we did with, But I put on the face to have to go in front of the world and put on my face and hide my pain. Who am I to tell you how to cope? Who am I to tell you? That you're wrong for hurting. The United States Anti Doping agency said The typical punishment for a positive THC test is a three month band, but it was reduced to one month because her use occurred out of competition. And was unrelated to sport performance. Don't judge me. I am human. I'm new. I just happen to run a little faster. Richardson is still eligible to run in the four by 100 relay. That event occurs after her 30 Day suspension ends in late July. The final two members of that relay team have yet to be named, leaving the door ajar for Richardson's possible participation.