Aug 20, 2021 - Sports

Track star Sha'Carri Richardson makes comeback after Olympics ban

Sha'Carri Richardson celebrates winning the Women's 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field.
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47 medalists who accounted for 62 medals in Tokyo will descend on Eugene, Oregon, this weekend for the Prefontaine Classic.

The intrigue: After missing the Olympics due to a marijuana suspension, American star Sha'Carri Richardson will race against all three Jamaican medal winners in the 100 meters.

  • Richardson will also run alongside Allyson Felix and Gabby Thomas in the women's 200 meters.
  • Other big names include Athing Mu (800 meters), Rai Benjamin (200 meters) and Ryan Crouser (shot put).

The last word: "I just want to let y'all know, this'll be the last time the Olympics don't see Sha'Carri Richardson," said Richardson following her suspension. "And I feel sorry for anybody who lines up against me when I come back."

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