Patrick Smith

7.06.21 9:22 pm

It’s authorities: Regardless of winning the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic trials last month, Sha’Carri Richardson did not make the U.S.A. Track and also Field lineup released Tuesday evening due to a 30-day suspension after she evaluated positive for THC, the intoxicant found in cannabis.

The 21-year-old sprinter told last Friday that she made use of the drug to deal with “psychological panic” after a reporter informed her days prior to the trials concerning her organic mother’s fatality. She stated she understood the Olympics’ rules concerning medication use and should not have actually broken them: “I understand what I’m not enabled to do as well as I still made that choice. [I’m] not making an excuse or seeking any empathy.”

Richardson on Sunday that her chances of winning were better suited to next year’s Globe Sports Championships:” I’m sorry, I can’t be y’ all Olympic Champ this year but I promise I’ll be your Globe Champ following year.”

The information of Richardson’s suspension because of cannabis use created an uproar previously this week, since the medication is lawful in lots of states– including Oregon, where the Olympic trials were held and the sprinter used the medicine. THC is a prohibited substance by the Globe Anti-Doping Company (WADA), whose regulations are the criterion for the Olympics.

On Tuesday evening, the U.S. Olympic Track & & Field Group revealed compassion for Richardson’s “extenuating circumstances” as well as claimed WADA’s policies regarding THC “need to be reassessed,” yet stated, “it would be damaging to the integrity of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & & Area if USATF amended its policies following competitors, only weeks prior to the Olympic Games.”

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