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Lightning struck Sha’Carri Richardson when her chance at the 2020-2021 Tokyo Olympics faded in the wake of a failed drug test. Sha’carri had clocked a 10.86s at the 2021 US Olympic trials. In the 100m dash, she was an unstoppable force, thus emerging as the top seed for the Olympic finals. But the news of the passing of her birth mother came as a blow. With a jumbled-up head and a heavy heart, she resorted to mari***ana instead of celebrating the victory.

Pleading, I just say, don’t judge me and I am human, Richardson tried to justify her situation. But the USADA and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee couldn’t go against WADA’s rules, which say that it violates the spirit of the sport“. Despite that, she had garnered worldwide support, especially from actor and comedian Seth Rogen.

Sha’Carri Richardson gets backing from track enthusiasts

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Back in 2021, the news of the favorite 100m star not pitching up for the Olympics was a cause of concern. Losing her mother at such a crucial time was difficult for her. So, to soothe her nerves and cope with the reality, mar***ana jumped to the rescue. While “w**d” secured a place on WADA’s ban list, several people rallied in support of SCR, demanding a suspension dismissal.

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Canadian actor and comedian loves to seek the route of marijuana to deal with complexities. His statement on this news was, The notion that w**d is a problematic ‘drug’ is rooted in racism. Also if w**d made you fast, I’d be FloJo“. He dragged the fastest woman’s reference and explained how marijuana can’t be called a performance-enhancing drug.

Sha’carri Richarson’s Olympic career was in limbo, but supportive notes from British-American former freestyle skier and actor, Gus Kenworthy and American figure skater and media personality Adam Rippon felt like a relief. More chimed in claiming that WADA’s decision was “outdated” and “unfair“. After 3 years of that incident, people are still speaking up.

One of the biggest tech tycoons aligned his life story with SCR’s

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Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams’ husband and Reddit co-founder confessed to having gone through a similar state of mind. “I was like, she can smoke all the w**d she wants. She was dealing with some serious s**t”. Reddit’s inception came at the cost of Ohanian’s mother’s diagnosis of terminal brain cancer and him being torn between shifting his focus to his office or family. Since these affected him, his 776 Invitationals, the women-only track event will be revolutionary.

Netflix ‘Queer Eye‘ star Jonathan Van Ness sided with SCR’s cause and said that he doesn’t find any relevance in marijuana-related banning. Even now, X gets flooded with people awaiting Richardson’s Olympic debut. The 100m World champ and the former Diamond League champ has the Shanghai Diamond League 2024 in some days.