Source: Joe Morgan
The hope that a U.S. women’s sprinter will win its first gold medal in the 100-meter race since 1996 just took a major hit.
Sha’Carri Richardson, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics last month, has been suspended from the Olympic team after testing positive for THC.
According to the Associated Press, her results from the Olympic trials have been erased, making her ineligible for the 100-meter race in Tokyo.
On Friday, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced that Richardson tested positive in a sample collected at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on June 19, 2021. Richardson has accepted a one-month suspension that began on June 28, 2021.
“The rules are clear, but this is heartbreaking on many levels; hopefully, her acceptance of responsibility and apology will be an important example to us all that we can successfully overcome our regrettable decisions, despite the costly consequences of this one to her,” said USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart.