It is with a sad heart that I report that our Sha'Carri Richardson will not compete with the Team USA Relay Team this year in the Tokyo Olympics.

Just a few weeks ago Sha'Carri Richardson won the hearts of the entire nation and the world was preparing to watch her burn up the track in Tokyo this year in the 100m dash. The thought was that she was going to break a world record and she was definitely on track to do so. However breaking a rule that has been in place by the Olympic committee has brought that possibility to a screeching stop. Due to marijuana being in her system at the time she drug tested, Sha'Carri Richardson now has to pack her bags and come home.

While I was rooting for her along with a good number of other people, I do understand that if you break the rules, you have to deal with the consequences. It appears that Sha'Carri understands that and has accepted responsibility for her actions. At least publicly she is not pouting. It is my belief that behind the scenes, she is probably disappointed but most definitely not defeated. She is already speaking of coming back faster than ever and I believe her because as I mentioned in my last article about her, if she can run that fast on a downer, I can't wait to see what she will do when it is not in her system.


The silver lining in all of this is number one what she did was not illegal,secondly she is 21 and still has a good amount of running years ahead of her and thirdly, Nike did not drop her. I am ready to watch her be our World Champion next year and I am also that she got this lesson out of the way early.

 

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