MIAMI, FL — USA young star sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is no longer among the starters for the 2021 Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Sunday, according to the event’s entry list.
The American 100m champion was slated to take on Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson in the women’s 200m, but her name was no longer listed among the starters when we last checked on the Diamond League website’s list of entries.
News broke Thursday evening about Richardson failing a drug test at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials last month, which could see her miss the Tokyo Olympics, but nothing had been confirmed.
However, the sprinter revealed later that night that she had indeed returned a positive test and has received a one-month ban after testing positive for marijuana.
The 21-year-old who has been blazing the track this season, including three times faster than 10.80 seconds (10.72 PB, 10.74, 10.77), punched her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics when she clocked 10.86s to win the U.S. trials 100m at Hayward Field last month.
She, however, has not competed since, after pulling out of the 200m.
According to Reuters Richardson’s manager, Renaldo Nehemiah did not respond to a request for comment, but the sprinter wrote in a mysterious tweet on Thursday, “I am human.”