News : “I won’t be able to be an Olympic champion, but I will be a world champion”
In one of the most far-reaching sports news (and even transcending that field) of the last week, the great favorite for the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, the American Sha’Carri Richardson, tested positive for marijuana. A ‘bombshell’ that has generated an internal debate in the world of athletics and outside of it. Should cannabis be in the same package as other substances that are used to enhance performance). The USADA has sanctioned her for a month. He misses the 100 Olympic meters. Goodbye to the opportunity to proclaim champion.
A matter of state
A hard blow and that, as we said, has transcended beyond sports in the United States. Congressmen and even President Biden himself have made reference to the matter, which has also been treated as racial. In any case, the decision is irrevocable and Richardson herself has explained in a Twitter thread how she feels about it.
“I’m sorry, I won’t be able to be an Olympic champion this year., but I will be the world champion next. All these people who know how to live, I’m glad I’m not one of them, ”he says.
“I know what I did, I do not seek empathy, I take responsibility for my actions. I am one more human, who runs somewhat faster than the others. I was blinded by the pain and I tried to hide it, ”she adds.