Sha’Carri Richardson will not be running in the Tokyo Olympics following her failed drug test, despite being the fastest woman in America, according to TMZ.
The 21-year-old runner tested positive for marijuana after the Olympic Trials last month and accepted the one-month ban.
Despite all of the outrage, USOC officials stood by the punishment.
However, not all hope was lost. Sha’Carri was going to miss the 100-meter race, but still could’ve been included on the 4 x 100-meter relay team.
That is until today when track officials announced Richardson would be left off the team meaning she will NOT be running in a single race at the Tokyo games.
As for the test she flunked, Richardson says she recently found out her biological mother died, and she used marijuana as a way to cope with the stress and pressure.