“The only difference I see is that I’m a young Black woman.” Sha’Carri Richardson wonders why she was barred from competing in the Olympics but a Russian skater who failed a drug test was permitted to compete.

Sha’Carri Richardson, an American track and field sprinter, has slammed the decision to allow Kamila Valieva to compete in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics after she failed a drug test.

Richardson was a gold medal contender for Team USA in the Summer Olympics, but he was unable to compete after testing positive for cannabis in the lead-up to the Games in Tokyo.

She has now resorted to social media to express her displeasure with the decision to allow Valieva to compete in the Beijing Olympics.

On Monday, Feb. 14, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) determined that the 15-year-old figure skater could compete in Beijing.

Team USA chief executive Sarah Hirshland has accused Russia of a “systematic and pervasive disdain for clean sport” as a result of their decision.

Sha’Carri Richardson also took to social media to ask the difference between her and Valieva’s situation.

She tweeted on Monday: “Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mine?

“My mother died and I can’t run and was also favoured to place top 3. The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady.”

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