(Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)
U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson has failed a drug test and will now miss participating in the 100-meter dash at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. President Joe Biden sounded off on the story, which has become international news.
Biden told reporters in Michigan on July 3, "Rules are the rules. Everybody knows what the rules are going in. Whether they should remain that way, whether that should remain the rule, is a different issue. Rules are rules.”
He also added, "And I was really proud of the way she responded."
According to CBS Sports, the U.S.100-meter champion tested positive for marijuana and was suspended from the U.S. Track and Field team for 30-days.
The positive test result disqualifies her U.S. Olympic Trials performance, and the suspension removes Richardson from competition at the 100 meters event in Tokyo. However, she might be able to run in the 4x100-meter relay, The New York Times writes.
In a July 2 interview with TODAY, Richardson addressed her actions.
“I want to take responsibility for my actions,” she said. “I know what I did. I know what I'm supposed to do, (what) I'm allowed not to do and I still made that decision.”
She later added, “Don’t judge me because I am human.”
She has withdrawn from the Sunday (July 4) Diamond League meeting in Stockholm. She was scheduled to run the 200 meters, ESPN notes.
According to CBS Sports, Richardson is disqualified and/or suspended in the 100-meter dash event; Jenna Prandini, who finished fourth in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials, will replace her.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will take place from July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021.
- Former WWE Star Michael Jones, Known As 'Virgil,' Dies at 61He was best known for being the bodyguard for the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase during his time in the WWF and WCW.02/28/2024
- Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign Sued For 'Unauthorized Interpolation' By Donna Summer's EstateThe lawsuit claims that the two artists used Summers "I Feel Love" without permission on their track "Good (Don't Die)" from their album “Vultures 1.”02/28/2024
- BET Talks: Torrei Hart Says She Phoned Ex-Husband Kevin Hart ‘Out Of Respect’ When She Decided To Join Katt Williams On Tour“There are children involved. I’m not out here to be messy at all,” she told BET.02/28/2024
- Lynda Gravátt, Acclaimed Broadway and Television Actress, Dies at 76The award-winning actress appeared in several productions on stages in New York and played a pivotal role in the Washington D.C., theater community.02/28/2024
- Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Star In New Fenty Short FilmThis power couple is unstoppable!02/28/2024
- Chanel Iman and NFL Star Davon Godchaux Tie the Knot in Romantic Caribbean Yacht Wedding"Together we will continue to move mountains and love each other through thick and thin,” said the supermodel.02/28/2024