Sha’Carri Richardson, Olympic sprinter of the United States is not going to be selected to the United States 400 metre relay Olympic team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after she accepted the ban of one month for testing positive for taking cannabis. The 21-year-old, who had emerged victorious at the 100 metre US Olympic trials in June 2021, had been expected to be one of the biggest faces at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
The USA Track and Field (USATF) said, they are incredibly sympathetic towards the extenuating circumstances of Sha’Carri Richardson, and they have been strongly applauding the accountability of the sprinter, and they are also going to offer Sha’Carri Richardson their continued support for both on and off the track in the future.
Sha’Carri Richardson said, she has used the banned cannabis for coping with the death of her mother, and the agent of Sha’Carri Richardson, did not responded immediately to a request for the comment.
On Tuesday, 6th July 2021, Sha’Carri Richardson said, the attention, which is now on the track had been because of very few names and so if that is where, the fans support is laying, the people can be mad at that.
The event of women’s 100 metre event in Tokyo 2020 Olympics is scheduled on 30th July 2021, which is two days after the ban on Sha’Carri Richardson ends, but she is not able to compete in the event as the suspension has wiped out the results of the US Olympic Trials.