Shari Richardson had a lot to say after the 100m race at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday, her first race since then. Banned from competing in the Tokyo Olympics Because a drug test failed.
The 21-year-old finished ninth with a time of 11.14 seconds.
“That’s one race,” Richardson said after the race. “I’m not finished. You know what I’m capable of.” “Count me if you want to. Speak every (expletive) you want, because I’m here to stay. I’m not done.”
Elaine Thompson Hera, Shelley Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson took first, second and third places, respectively. The Jamaican trio also swept the podium in Tokyo, when Thompson-Hirah set a new Olympic record with a time of 10.61. She finished the race at Prefontaine in Eugene, Oregon, with a world time of 10.54.
Thompson-Herah continues to come close to Florence Griffith Joyner’s world record of 10.49 set in 1988.
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Richardson Dominate the US Olympic track and field In June, she took first place with a time of 10.86. She tested positive for marijuana from a sample taken during trials Served suspended for one month that prevented her from competing in the Olympics.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today”, Richardson revealed that she took the substance after an interviewer informed her that her biological mother had passed away. Regardless, she issued an apology.
She said on NBC on July 2, “I want to be held accountable for my actions. I know what I did. I know what I’m supposed to do. I know what I’m allowed not to do, and I’m still making that decision.”
The Prefontaine Classic announced Richardson would withdraw from the women’s 200 race later on Saturday.
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