The American track star, left off the Olympic team for using marijuana, had only positive vibes on Saturday to send to Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson for their gold, silver and bronze-winning performance in Tokyo.
“Congratulations to the ladies of Jamaica for the clean sweep,” Richardson wrote. “Powerful, strong black women dominating the sport.”
Congratulations to the ladies of Jamaica for the clean sweep. Powerful, strong black women dominating the sport. ✨
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) July 31, 2021
Thompson-Herah broke the Olympic record in a time of 10.61 seconds, which certainly would have been a difficult challenge for Richardson, who has a career best of 10.72 seconds, in addition to a wind-aided 10.64. She won the 100-meter at the U.S. trials but was stripped of her title and kept off the team after testing positive for marijuana.
On Friday, Richardson noted her absence from the games, tweeting “Missing me yet?”