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Sha’Carri Richardson Won’t Run In Tokyo Olympics And Is Left Off Relay Team

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.

 

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