TO UPDATE: Sha’Carri Richardson‘s return to the track did not result in a win. The sprinter, who lost the chance to compete in the Olympic Games after a positive marijuana test, finished ninth and last in the women’s 100-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday, August 21.
Her time of 11.14 seconds was well behind the Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, which set the second fastest time for women in history at 10.54 seconds, reported ESPN. Later that day, Richardson retired from the women’s 200 meter race.
“It’s been a great return to the sport,” Richardson told NBC, according to ESPN. “I wanted to be able to come and perform for a month off.”
She went on, Don’t be upset with myself. This is a race. I’m not ready. You know what I’m capable of. ”She added,“ Count me out if you want. Talk as much as you want because I’m here to stay. I’m not ready. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. And no one can ever take that away from me. Congratulations to the winners. Congratulations to the winners, but they’re not done with me yet. Period.”
Sha’Carri Richardson s leaves her critics in the dust as she prepares for her comeback on track after losing a chance to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to a failed drug test.
The 21-year-old sprinter will compete in the Prefontaine Classic over 100 and 200 meters on Saturday, August 21. It takes place in Eugene, Oregon, where she tested positive for THC, the main psychoactive ingredient, marijuana, at U.S. athletics tests on June 19, the day she won the women’s 100 meters final .