Sha’Carri Richardson Tweets Response To Olympics Suspension, Hints At The Future
Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson acknowledged Sunday in a tweet that she would not compete in the Olympics after testing positive for THC, the active chemical component found in marijuana. But she promised a comeback as well.
The tweet was a hint that she is looking forward to the World Athletics Championships, which take place in Oregon next July.
Richardson, 21, accepted a 30-day suspension which ends July 27, that disqualifies her 100-meter time in the U.S. Olympic trials, according to the Associated Press
She became a viral sensation after winning her 100-meter race in 10.86 seconds at the trials on June 19. According to the AP, she was expected to face Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in one of the most highly anticipated races of this year’s track meet.
She thanked her fans for their support.
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