U.S. Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Could Miss Olympics Over Failed Drug Test.
According to Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Richardson faces a 30-day suspension after testing positive for marijuana. She qualified for the 2020 games in the 100-meter dash after running a 10.86 final at the U.S. Olympic Trials in late June.
Richardson, 21, won the women’s 100-meter race at the U.S. trials in Oregon last month, but her positive test automatically disqualified her from that marquee Olympic event. It is unclear whether she will appeal the test result and the disqualification.
U.S.A. Track & Field has notified other women who competed in the 100-meter final about the failed drug test, according to one person with direct knowledge of that information, and several have been told that they have moved up a spot in the final standings.