Tara Davis-Woodhall, a 23-year-old Olympic lengthy jumper, has been stripped of her nationwide title after testing optimistic for THC.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Company (USADA) introduced the choice on Tuesday, and it follows Davis-Woodhall finishing a one-month suspension.
Nonetheless, the USADA in the end dominated that her penalty ought to embody shedding the title she earned on the 2023 USA Observe & Subject Indoor Championships on Feb. 17—the identical day that her failed drug take a look at pattern was collected.
“Davis-Woodhall has been disqualified from all aggressive outcomes obtained on and subsequent to February 17, 2023, the date her optimistic pattern was collected, together with forfeiture of any medals, factors and prizes.”
The company added that she was solely suspended for one month “as a result of her use of hashish occurred out-of-competition and was unrelated to sports activities efficiency.”
Moreover, Tara Davis-Woodhall “efficiently accomplished a substance abuse remedy program relating to her use of hashish.”
Following the information, the athlete’s husband—Paralympian Hunter Woodhall—made an Instagram publish and wrote, “Life can’t get a lot sweeter.”
Davis-Woodhall proceeded to share one of many images on her Instagram Story and stoically added, “Simply hold going.”
Sha’Carri Richardson Was Barred From The Tokyo Olympics After Testing Optimistic For THC
Davis-Woodhall’s scenario might remind readers of Sha’Carri Richardson‘s.
As The Shade Room beforehand reported, Richardson examined optimistic for THC shortly forward of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. This ordeal unfolded after she dominated the U.S. Olympic Trials, and it led to widespread controversy.
Nonetheless, Richardson took accountability and famous that she was making an attempt to proceed “shifting ahead in [her] profession.”
“I’m nice. I perceive the scenario that’s happening. So, I’m accepting of it, and I simply know what I’ve to do shifting ahead in my profession.”
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Ultimately, in early 2022, Richardson made headlines for questioning why Russian determine skater Kamila Valieva, 15, was allowed to compete on the Beijing Olympics after testing optimistic for a “banned substance.”
Relating to the scenario, Richardson hopped on social media and wrote, “It’s all within the pores and skin…I ponder why they let her [compete].”