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Sha’Carri Richardson to race 100-meter medalists from Tokyo Olympics at Prefontaine Classic

Sha'Carri Richardson to race 100-meter medalists from Tokyo Olympics at Prefontaine Classic

Sha’Carri Richardson couldn’t race in the Olympics. Before long, she’ll race the medalists.

Richardson missed the Tokyo Olympics in the wake of bombing a medication test for maryjane in the wake of qualifying first at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. The U.S. Against Doping Agency suspended her for a month and invalidated her outcomes in the preliminaries on July 2. She later said she smoked get-togethers natural mother kicked the bucket.

Presently, Richardson will race the Jamaicans that cleared the 100-meter run in a meet on Aug. 21 in Eugene, Oregon. Richardson will race Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in the Prefontaine Classic.

The race will be a re-visitation of the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, the area of the current year’s Olympic Trialswhere the 21-year-old Richardson posted a period of 10.86 seconds. The Prefontaine Classic race incorporates six of the eight ladies who dashed in the 100-meter last in Tokyo.

Sha’Carri Richardson (focus) celebrates in the wake of overcoming Cambria Sturgis (left) and Kayla White to win a ladies’ 100-meter elimination round in a breeze supported 10.64 during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field.

The race sets up a brief look at what might have occurred in Tokyo had Richardson not been suspended. Richardson’s suspension prodded a discussion on whether maryjane has a place on the restricted substances list.

Richardson rose to acclaim in 2019 when, as a rookie at Louisiana State University, she broke the 100-meter record at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships.

In April 2021, Richardson ran another individual best of 10.72 seconds at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, to win gold. She turned into the 6th quickest lady ever and the fourth-quickest American lady in history with that imprint.

As a young person in 2016, she won the 100-meter title at the AAU Junior Olympics. She won one more title at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships in 2017.

Richardson’s worldwide presentation was at the 2017 Pan American U20 Athletics Championships where she won a gold decoration in the 4×100-meter hand-off.

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