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Sha’Carri Richardson places LAST in 100 meters in her first race after returning from marijuana ban

‘Talk all the s**t you want!’: Sha’Carri Richardson gives profane interview after she comes LAST in her first 100 meters race since her return from marijuana ban

  • After the race, Richardson launched into a profane interview with NBC
  • ‘Talk all the s**t you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever,’ she said 
  • Richardson, 21, finished in last place in the 100-meter dash in her return
  • She ran the 100 meters in 11.14 seconds during the nine-runner event
  • She was suspended for 30 days for testing positive for a substance found in marijuana, which forced her to miss the Olympics
  • Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

Sha’Carri Richardson placed last in the 100 meters at the Nike Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon on Saturday in her first race since returning from her marijuana ban.

After the race, Richardson launched into a profane interview with NBC in which she said critics could count her out if they want to but she’s ‘here to stay’ a world-renowned track athlete.

‘This is one race. I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the s**t you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can’t nobody ever take that from me,’ she said. 

Richardson, 21, finished in last place in the 100-meter dash in her return to the track  after she was suspended for 30 days for testing positive for a substance found in marijuana, which forced her to miss the Olympics.

Sha’Carri Richardson placed last in the 100 meters at the Nike Prefontaine Classic at the University of Oregon on Saturday

After the race, Richardson launched into a profane interview with NBC in which she said critics could count her out if they want to but she's 'here to stay' a world-renowned track athlete

After the race, Richardson launched into a profane interview with NBC in which she said critics could count her out if they want to but she’s ‘here to stay’ a world-renowned track athlete

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, left, wins the 100 meters, as American track and field sprinter Sha'carri Richardson, center, also competes on Saturday

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, left, wins the 100 meters, as American track and field sprinter Sha’carri Richardson, center, also competes on Saturday

She ran the 100 meters in 11.14 seconds during the nine-runner event. Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica won the race at 10.54 seconds.

Thompson-Herah’s time was the second-best run in history behind Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 10.49 seconds at the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials.

Richardson also said ‘it was a great return back to the sport’ and that she was ‘not upset at myself at all.’

‘Actually just to be back doing what it is that I have a passion for, that’s in my heart, that navigates me day-to-day, was a blessing,’ Richardson said, vowing that better finishes are to come. 

She was also scheduled to race in the 200 meters, but withdrew before racing in the 100 meters.

Richardson won the 100 on the same track at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in June, becoming a sensation with her long, colorful nails and big personality. But her title was stripped after she tested positive for marijuana shortly after the race. 

Richardson, 21, finished in last place in the 100-meter dash in her return

Richardson, 21, finished in last place in the 100-meter dash in her return

American sprinter Sha'carri Richardson waves at a fellow teammate from the stands after running the 100 meters on Saturday

American sprinter Sha’carri Richardson waves at a fellow teammate from the stands after running the 100 meters on Saturday

Javianne Oliver, Sha'Carri Richardson and Teahna Daniels pose for a portrait after the Women's 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19

Javianne Oliver, Sha’Carri Richardson and Teahna Daniels pose for a portrait after the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19

Sha'Carri Richardson competes in the Women's 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19

Sha’Carri Richardson competes in the Women’s 100 Meter final on day 2 of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 19

She was handed a 30-day suspension that kept her out of the event in Tokyo and was later left off the U.S. team as part of the relay pool, although her suspension would´ve been completed by the time of the 4×100 race.

‘This last month was a journey for me, but that’s no excuse, because at the end of the day I’m an athlete. Today was a day, but it’s not every day. It’s not the end of the world,’ Richardson said. ‘And like I say, if you count me out, jokes on you.’

The Prefontaine Classic, named after renowned Oregon runner Steve Prefontaine, is the eighth stop on the Diamond League schedule and the only U.S.-based meet. 

This year’s star-studded event will serve as a preview for next year’s World Championships scheduled at Hayward Field. 

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