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Yesterday, we learned that Sha’Carri Richardson was not selected for the Women’s 4×100 relay team.
I’m sorry, I can’t be y’all Olympic Champ this year but I promise I’ll be your World Champ next year 🤞🏽⚡️.
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) July 4, 2021
Because of that, she will not be included as a participant of the Tokyo Olympic Games which is set to take place later this summer.
Richardson was disqualified last week from the 100-meter race after USA Track & Field detected THC during a drug test.
“All U.S.A.T.F. athletes are equally aware of and must adhere to the current antidoping code, and our credibility as the national governing body would be lost if rules were only enforced under certain circumstances,” U.S.A. Track and Field said in a statement, per the New York Times. “So while our heartfelt understanding lies with Sha’Carri, we must also maintain fairness for all of the athletes who attempted to realize their dreams by securing a place on the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team.”
As a result, Sha’Carri was suspended for 30 days.