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Why I Took Cannabis Ahead of Olympics Trial- US Speedster Sha’Carri Richardson

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Why I Took Cannabis Ahead of Olympics Trial- US Speedster Sha’Carri Richardson

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21-year-old United States athlete Sha’Carri Richardson revealed that she took cannabis as a result of the death of her mother while she was in Oregon for the trial ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“I want to take responsibility for my actions,” she said on NBC’s “TODAY” show. “I’m not looking for an excuse”, says the 21-year-old.

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Ms Richardson, who is the fastest woman alive in the United States of America revealed the reason she took cannabis to NBC during an interview today. The speedster is likely to miss the 100m and the 200m event this month at the Tokyo Olympics as she might be facing a 30 days ban.

Richardson won the 100m race at the U.S track and field trial on June 19 but she is now on the verge of missing the 100m proper at the Olympics despite qualifying as one of the favourites to win the event.

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Meanwhile, The World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) classified Cannabis as a “substance of abuse” which carry a four years ban from the sport for any athlete that is found guilty.

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Sha’Carri Richardson might have a soft landing if she can prove that she used the drug before the trial begins.

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