american track star Sha’Carri Richardson breaks her silence after being kicked out of the Olympic team… saying that she has accepted the decision and is looking to overcome the situation.
The 21-year-old – who was a gold medal favorite to win the 100m race at the Tokyo Games before testing positive for marijuana – saw her Olympic dreams officially shattered on Tuesday when organizers of The United States athletics chose to take him away from the 4×100 relay team … despite his 30-day suspension due to end before the event.
TMZ Sports spoke with Richardson on Wednesday about being snubbed… and she explained that she wasn’t upset or upset with the way things turned out.
“Honestly, this news didn’t bother me because my team and I were down to earth, so we kind of thought they would say that in the first place,” Richardson told LAX.
Richardson got celebrity support from Gabrielle Union, Patrick muhammad and Cardi B over the past few days … with others demanding that an exception be made to allow him to compete.
All things considered, Sha’Carri tells us that she is “fine” and that she has a positive outlook on the ordeal.
“I understand the situation is going on. So, I accept it, and I just know what I need to do to advance in my career.”
Richardson – America’s fastest woman – once said she smoked weed to cope with the loss of her birth mother, which caused incredible stress as she prepared for the US trials. last month.
The USATF issued a statement applauding Richardson’s responsibility … but said it would be “damaging to the integrity” of the team if the organization included him in the relay.
Now that Richardson won’t be competing in Tokyo, we asked her if she plans to watch her 100m sprint on TV … and her response may be a bit surprising.
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