Athletes Throw Support Behind Sha’Carri Richardson After Shock Olympic Disqualification

“This is so trash man… just let her run!” said Patrick Mahomes.

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Dozens of athletes and celebrities have thrown their support behind track and field athlete Sha’Carri Richardson after she was suspended for testing positive for THC, the main psychoactive component found in marijuana.

The 21-year-old made waves last month after she ran the 100 meters in an incredible 10.86 seconds and set her sights on winning a gold medal at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

According to a statement from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Richardson accepted her suspension for an anti-doping violation. Her competitive results obtained on June 19, including her Olympic qualifying results at the Team Trials, have also been disqualified.

“The rules are clear, but this is heartbreaking on many levels; hopefully, her acceptance of responsibility and apology will be an important example to us all that we can successfully overcome our regrettable decisions, despite the costly consequences of this one to her,” said USADA CEO Travis Tygart in a statement.

USA Track and Field released a statement saying that the situation is “incredibly unfortunate and devastating for everyone involved.” Team USA also responded to the situation, saying it was “heartbroken.”

Sha’Carri wrote a brief message on Twitter:

Dozens of athletes and celebrities came to Richardson’s defense, urging the International Olympic Committee to let her compete in the upcoming games.

Nike also threw its support behind Richardson in a statement:

In addition, several celebrities and public figures expressed frustration at the situation.

In other news, BEAMS is releasing a line of apparel and accessories dressed in Tokyo 2020 Olympic colors and motifs.

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