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Sha’ Carri Richardson To Compete In The 100 & 200 Meters At The Prefontaine Classic In August – The Shade Room

*Alexa, play #BounceBack by #Juvenile*

#ShaCarriRichardson may not be competing at the Olympics in Tokyo, but she will be back on the track in August.

According to a press release, the Dallas native will compete in Oregon’s Prefontaine Classic in August, @theoregonian reports.

Set to take place after her suspension, Richardson will run the 100 and 200 meters.

“I’m looking forward to running fast and putting on a show,” Sha’ Carri stated.

This comes about a week after Sha’Carri Richardson was officially banned from competing in the Tokyo Olympics due to marijuana being found in her system.

Most recently, Sha’ Carri spoke with Today to speak about the situation. She takes full responsibility for her actions stating, “I know what I did. I know what I’m supposed to do, (what) I’m allowed not to do and I still made that decision. Don’t judge me because I am human.”

Sha’Carri also said, “Right now I’m just putting my time and energy into dealing with what I need to deal with to heal myself. So if I’m allowed to receive that blessing then I’m grateful for it, but if not right now I’m just going to focus on myself.”

Nike also gave a statement about the athlete’s latest mishap. Though she tested positive, the company will still support the athlete. Nike stated, “We appreciate Sha’Carri’s honesty and accountability and will continue to support her through this time.”

The Prefontaine Classic will take place on August 20th-21st.



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