US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was quite shocked after realizing that Kamila Valieva had been given permission to continue competing in the Olympics despite a positive doping result. Richardson missed the Summer Olympics because she tested positive for cannabis, but says cannabis was a consolation to her after her mother died.
Richardson believes the main reason she didn't get permission is that she's a black lady “Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mine?” Richardson tweeted on Monday. “My mother died and I can’t run and was also favored to place top 3.
The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady...."
It is not only Richardson who has protested against Valieva's decision to continue the competition, but there are many other competitors who believe that not all athletes have equal rights and that such things should change.
One of those who does not support the decision is the figure skater Meagan Duhamel “How is anyone going to take the women’s event seriously now?” said figure skater Meagan Duhamel
Meagan Duhamel on Kamila Valieva's case
He looks quite angry about everything and believes that it was this move that killed the sport “We were just told illegal drugs and abuse are OK.
If that is what this sport is about now, I want nothing to do with it. February 14 2022. The day the Olympic spirit died”. Today, information appeared in the media that Kamila and her team announced that her positive doping test came from a contaminated glass of water that contained traces of her grandfather's heart medication.
Most believe that this is a ridiculous excuse and that it is not logical at all, but it seems that it still succeeded, and that Kamila will still be able to perform. Hard days for the Russian contestant, but it seems that everything ended positively for her