Pro Boxer Claressa Shields Weighs In On Sha’Carri Richardson Controversy: Being An Olympic Athlete Comes W/ A Lot Of Sacrifice! + #LetShacarriRun Trends

Claressa Shields, Sha’Carri Richardson

Pro Boxer Claressa Shields Weighs In On Sha’Carri Richardson Controversy: Being An Olympic Athlete Comes W/ A Lot Of Sacrifice! + #LetShacarriRun Trends

Sha’Carri Richardson is receiving mixed reactions after she tested positive for marijuana, banning her from the 100-meter Olympic race.

Sha’Carri Richardson spoke out about the controversy on TODAY this morning (July 2nd) and said she used marijuana to cope after a reporter informed her that her biological mother passed away.

 

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Top female boxer Claressa Shields gave her perspective from an Olympian’s point of view and wrote,

“Being an olympic athlete comes with a lot of sacrifice! Time with family, holidays, relationships, diets, and even how you party. If marijuana can enhance your performance in sports you should not do it. I’m saddened for Richardson I hope she learns from this & bounce back”
“Also I hope she surrounds herself with more like minded people. Those you can encourage her to stay on a free marijuana path & get what is hers. She had the potential to be an olympic champ. Still does.”
She went on to respond to criticism she received for her tweets.
See more of her tweets below.
At the same time, #LetShacarriRun trended on Twitter as fans pushed for her to be able to participate.
While she is out of the 100-meter race due to a 30-day suspension, it’s possible she’ll run in the relays.
What are your thoughts on Claressa Shields’ tweets? Comment and let us know.
Authored by: Char Patterson