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A positive test for cannabis kept Sha'Carri Richardson from competing at the Tokyo Olympics a few years ago. 

But after firmly re-establishing herself as one of the fastest women in the world, will she be representing Team USA in Paris this summer?

Not only did Richardson win the 100-meter dash final at the Olympic qualifying, she set the fastest time in the world for 2024 with a blazing 10.70 seconds that was also the 22nd-fastest time in women's 100-meter history.

Richardson is now heading to Paris, where she hopes to do on the world stage what she was deprived the chance of three years ago: Being crowned the fastest woman in the world.

It's been a long road back to this point for Richardson. In the aftermath of her exclusion from the Tokyo Olympics she initially struggled at some of her signature races. 

She finished last in the 2021 Prefontaine Classic, which led many to write her off.

Things only got better from there.

Richardson took gold in the 100-meter dash at the 2023 world championships in Budapest along with a bronze in the 200-meter and a shared gold in the 4 × 100 meter relay. She ran a 10.65 in the attempt - only six women in history have ever run faster.

Will Richardson prove that she's the fastest woman in the world next month?