U.S. champion sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson will miss a key event at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after she tested positive for marijuana, according to multiple reports.
The fastest woman in America as the reigning U.S. champion in the 100m sprint, Richardson, 21, was an early favorite to capture the U.S.’s first gold medal in the event since 1996.
And, after winning the event at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials late last month in 10.86 seconds—with her long hair dyed orange—the Dallas native further cemented a growing celebrity that’s already won admirers including former First Lady Michelle Obama.
first reported news of the positive test, citing anonymous sources. Richardson’s
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