Sha’Carri Richardson won the 100m title Friday night at the US Championships in Eugene, Oregon, two years later. being suspended for a positive marijuana test. She won with a time of 10.82 seconds, beating Brittany Brown (10.90) and Tamari Davis (10.99).
Richardson won the 100m in the olympic trials in 2021, but was suspended for a month after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana.
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«I’m ready mentally, physically and emotionally, and I’m here to stay,» Richardson said in a television interview after her win on Friday. «I haven’t come back, I’m better.»
Next month, Richardson will compete at the world championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Richardson appeared on «TODAY» in July 2021, following the news of the one month suspension, and apologized. She explained that the loss of her mother before her trials had hurt and upset her.
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«… Being in that position in my life, discovering something like that… something I would say is probably one of the biggest things that has positively and negatively impacted me in my life when it comes to dealing with the relationship I had with So, that was definitely a very heavy subject for me and people don’t understand what it’s like to have to… or people do understand, and we all have our different struggles, and we all have our different things to deal with. «. Richardson said. «But putting up a face and having to go on facing the world and putting up a face and hiding my pain… who am I to tell you how to cope when you’re dealing with pain, or you’re dealing with a struggle you’ve never experienced before or with the That you never thought you’d have to deal Who am I to tell you how to deal Who am I to tell you that you’re wrong for hurting yourself?
«Before that, deal with my mental health before the Games, every time I would go out on the track hoping it would be a record time or something. Just with that pressure itself it was just another thing that was actually the first full pro race, my first full pro circuit this year because of the pandemic.»
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Richardson ran a 10.71 on Thursday in the opening heats before Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson ran a 10.65 to win the Jamaican championships.
Fox News Ryan Gaydos and The Associated Press contributed to this report.