US sprint Star Sha’Carri Richardson TESTS POSITIVE for Marijuana
Sha’Carri Richardson the US sprint sensation, could miss the Tokyo games after testing positive for marijuana at the US Olympics Athletics trials.
In June, 21-year-old Richardson had won the 100 m at the US trials in Oregon and at a meet in Florida, she became the sixth-fastest woman in the world at the 100m distance, with a time of 10.72 seconds.
Marijuana is now on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list as a prohibited substance. This positive test result can carry a ban for either one month or 2 years.
Even if Richardson receives the minimum punishment, a positive test at the trials could invalidate her victory there and cause someone who did not run as fast to step up into a higher position.
Watch as she speaks on the test result below.