Shunned from Olympics, Richardson gets crack at Tokyo medalists

Sha'Carri Richardson, who Olympic dreams were dashed by a positive marijuana test, will get to test her mettle against a batch of Americans who medaled at the recent Tokyo Olympics. Richardson will race today at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., against a batch of U.S. sprint stars.



August 20, 2021 - 1:22 PM

Sha’Carri Richardson runs and celebrates in the Women’s 100 Meter semifinal during the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials in June. Richardson was kept off the Olympic team because marijuana was found in her system. Photo by Patrick Smith / Getty Images / TNS

It’s impossible to know how Sha’Carri Richardson would have fared at the Tokyo Olympics had she debuted as the top American sprinter in the women’s 100 meters race.

Or is it?

This weekend, the 21-year-old Dallas native will get as close to a rematch as possible.

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