, Sha'Carri Richardson
left others to speculate about how she would have performed in the Olympic
The American track star, who was kicked off the Olympic team for using marijuana
, had nothing but praise for Jamaica
's gold, silver, and bronze medalists Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
, and Shericka Jackson
“Congratulations to the ladies of Jamaica for a clean sweep,” Richardson wrote, referring to the sport
’s “powerful, strong black women
dominating the sport.”
Congratulations to the Jamaican ladies on their clean sweep; powerful, strong black women are dominating the sport. — Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) July 31, 2021
Thompson-Herah broke the Olympic record
in 10.61 seconds, which would have been a difficult challenge
for Richardson, who has a career best of 10.72 seconds, as well as 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 tweeted, "Missing me yet?" in reference to her absence from the games.