American athlete and sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson may be suspended from the Tokyo Olympic Games after failing a drug test over cannabis.
The Olympics in Tokyo are only four weeks away, set to begin July 23 and run until August 8. The Jamaica Gleaner first reported that Richardson tested positive for a prohibited substance. She did not pass the test only for cannabis, which was attributed to an anonymous source. The New York Times confirmed the news. American runners Jenna Prandini, who placed fourth, and Gabby Thomas, who finished fifth, were notified that they have been moved up in the rotation and will be competing and alternate for the Olympics.
In the morning of July 1, 2021, Sha’Carri Richardson Tweeted “I am human.” Richardson has not been able to be reached for comment at the time of this writing.
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