“I Will Never Stop”- Sha’Carri Richardson Reveals What She Learnt After Her Tokyo Olympics 2020 Suspension
In the build up to the Tokyo Olympics, Sha’Carri Richardson was seen as a serious medal hope and emerging talent for the USA. After her breathtaking performance in the Olympic trials, the eyes of the world were upon the American. However, in a disappointing turn of affairs, the sprinter was banned from competing at the mega-event by the Anti-Doping agency.
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She accepted a one-month period of ineligibility that began on June 28, 2021. After the ban was over, she participated in the Diamond League. She ran the 100 meters with a timing of 11.14 seconds during the nine-runner event. With this, she came last. But, she said, “Coming out today, it was a great return back to the sport. I wanted to be able to come and perform, having a month off, dealing with all that I was dealing with,” she told reporters. “I’m not upset at myself at all, this is one race, I’m not done.”
What did Richardson learn from her suspension?
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Talking about her journey so far, Richardson posted a post on her Instagram with a caption, “There is a past version of you that is so proud of how far you’ve come.” The American said that she had a lot to learn after the suspension she had to undergo.
Sharing her feelings about it she stated, “I thank y’all for teaching me the strength I never knew I had. I thank you for teaching me my value before I even knew it existed. I thank y’all for teaching me to live my truth yet understand my future. I thank you for teaching me not to want for anything and to work for everything,” she said alongside each photo. “To my babies, I WILL NEVER STOP SO YALL CAN KEEP GOING. 2022 I don’t feel sorry for any of you.”
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The American did a good job in showing affection to her fans. But the question still remains, will she be able to rise to glory with her performance again? Stay tuned to find out.
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