Sha’Carri Richardson Roars at US Sports Authorities Ahead of Track Season Debut

Published 04/30/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson celebrates winning the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Sha’Carri Richardson is a name well known in the world of track and field. However, what happened to her at the Tokyo Games was like a bad dream. After losing her Olympic dream, anyone in her shoes would have given up the thought of coming back. Though Sha’Carri is not just anyone, she is indeed the rarest of the rare.

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EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 19: Sha’Carri Richardson reacts after competing in the Women’s 100 Meter Semi-finals on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Sha’Carri Richardson rose to fame with her record-breaking performance in the US Olympics trial. In fact, going into the Tokyo Games she was amongst the top favorite to win the gold medal. However, she tested positive for the use of marijuana and received an immediate ban from the Olympics. The 21-year-old athlete accepted the penalty and took full responsibility for her actions.

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Sha’Carri Richardson in battle with USADA

As she prepares for the 2022 track and field season, Sha’Carri, came forth with a comment on the US Anti Doping Agency. In her recent Twitter post, she wrote“When we mess up as athletes, they blast us so why not @usantidoping put them on the point when they’re wrong ?!!!!”

In another tweet, using a bit sarcastic tone, she commented on the way USADA treats its athletes. She wrote“USADA act more like a PO but they say they care about the sport.”

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New-season has a lot to offer

This could be the season when Sha’Carri gets her redemption on the track. Her track battle with Jamaican legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is trending way before the start of the season, and it’s time she brings forth her A-game. As an athlete, the American sprinter has a lot to offer. Earlier, her performances have been more than impressive, though now it’s time that she capitalizes on her potential.

GATESHEAD, ENGLAND – MAY 23: Sha’carri Richardson of the United States reacts after she competes in the Women’s 100 metres heats during the Mueller Grand Prix Gateshead – 2021 Diamond League meeting at Gateshead International Stadium on May 23, 2021 in Gateshead, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Just a week from now, we’ll have the most awaited race of the season, the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 7. Who do you think will have the last laugh this time?

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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