Sha’Carri Richardson Says She Turned to Marijuana Following Mom’s Death


Update 07/02/2021 11:03am:

Previously, it was noted that the fastest woman in the world—Sha’Carri Richardson,

tested positive for marijuana and could miss the 100m sprint at the 2021 Tokyo

Olympics. Following the revelation, Richardson tweeted, “I am human.” Now, Sha’Carri

has spoken with ‘The Today Show,’ taking responsibility for marijuana.

The Olympic-bound runner said, “I want to take responsibility for my actions, 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.” From there, Richardson said, “Don’t judge me because I am human.”

Richardson noted that she turned to marijuana following an interview with a reporter

before the trials, where the reporter told her that her biological mother had just passed

away before the race. As of now, Richardson has received a one-month suspension, so

she will not be running in the Olympic 100m race. However, a decision hasn’t been made

yet as to if she’ll be able to join a relay team in the Tokyo Olympics. Stay tuned for more


source: TMZ

Original 07/02/2021 12:15am:

According to multiple outlets, U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson reportedly tested

positive for marijuana and could miss the 100-meter sprint event at the upcoming Tokyo


CBS Sports pointed out that Richardson’s positive test would disqualify her U.S. Olympic

Trials performance, and she could be suspended from competition by the World Anti-

Doping Agency. The likely suspension would last 30 days, eliminating her from

contention for the coveted gold medal in the 100-meter dash but would end just in time

for her to compete in the 4×100-meter relay.

Per CBS Sports: “Jenna Prandini, who finished fourth in the 100 meters at the U.S.

Olympic Trials, would replace Richardson in the 100 meters if she is disqualified and/or


While Richardson hasn’t spoken directly about the failed drug test, she posted a cryptic

tweet on Thursday, which read, “I am human.”


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