Richardson, talking on NBC’s “At this time” morning present, had been a favorite to seize the ladies’s 100 metres title in Tokyo and stated lacking out on what might have been a career-defining second in the end proved bittersweet.
“It was a second of bitterness, however on the similar time it was candy as a result of it simply offers me extra time, it offers me extra to indicate the world that I am right here to remain,” Richardson, 21, stated on the programme.
“And it simply ensures that I will be right here just a bit bit longer within the recreation, however positively watching it made me need to push ahead and simply develop from that.”
Richardson received the US trials in June with a time of 10.86 seconds and was aiming to develop into the primary American girl to win the Olympic 100m crown since Gail Devers in 1996. Marion Jones received in 2000 however was later stripped of her title for doping.
However Richardson consumed marijuana in some unspecified time in the future earlier than her race in Oregon and later apologised and defined that her use of the drug was as a coping mechanism after studying concerning the demise of her organic mom.
“I do know I am accountable, and I am right here to take what it’s that I’ve to take from the alternatives that I made a decision to make,” Richardson advised the “At this time” programme.
“You’ll be able to’t run from actuality, it is nonetheless going to be there regardless of how lengthy you select to disregard it, regardless of how lengthy you select to assume it may go away.”
Richardson’s ban dominated the storylines forward of the Tokyo Olympics and reignited debate about hashish being on the World Anti-Doping Agency‘s banned record given many consultants agree it doesn’t improve velocity, energy, energy or precision.
“If these guidelines do change, I am simply blessed and happy with the actual fact I might do this for different athletes,” she added.
Richardson additionally stated she is in a greater place and desirous to get again to competitors.
“I am doing a complete lot higher, and I am truly proud to only proceed on this journey getting higher,” she stated. “We need to carry out for you guys and we need to placed on the very best efficiency for you guys, however on the similar time, we’re right here, similar to you might be.
“Once we step off the observe, after we step off the soccer discipline, after we step off the courtroom, we go dwell life similar to you do. It is only for a sure period of time we simply seem like superheroes.”
In her first race again on the Diamond League meet in Oregon on Saturday, Richardson will line up in opposition to six of the eight ladies who raced within the 100m ultimate in Tokyo, together with the three Jamaican ladies who earned a sweep of the medals.
“With this primary race coming again, it is a thanks, as a result of on the finish of the day I did make a mistake however that does not take away from my expertise, that does not take away from who I’m,” she stated.