Cannabis News: Sha’Carri Richardson Will Not Compete in Tokyo Olympics After Positive Cannabis Test
After testing positive for a compound found in cannabis, American track and field Olympian Sha’Carri Richardson will be unable to compete in the Olympic 100-meter sprint.
Richardson, who won the 100 meters in the Olympic trials in 10.86 seconds on June 19, commented about their suspension on Friday’s episode of the “TODAY Show.” Because they tested positive at the Olympic trials, their race record has been wiped. Jenna Prandini, who finished fourth, is poised to take Richardson’s position in the 100.
Richardson agreed to a 30-day penalty that will conclude on July 27, just in time for the women’s relays. The relay’s strategy has not been revealed by Team USA Track & Field. Richardson tweeted, “I am human,” after allegations about her alleged cannabis consumption circulated. They revealed that they smoked cannabis to cope with the recent death of their mother.
They told “TODAY” that they were “definitely triggered and blinded by emotions, blinded by badness, and hurting, and hiding hurt,” adding that “I know I can’t hide myself, so in some type of way, I was trying to hide my pain.”
Richardson’s potential three-month sentence was lowered to one month after they completed a treatment program.
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