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Allyson Felix wants fans to "rally around" embattled sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson after her spectacular fail at a recent track meet.

The Olympic gold medal track & field star showed support for Richardson after she finished dead last at the Prefontaine Classic 100 meter dash in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.

Social media users dragged the 21-year-old sprinter, and rapper Nicki Minaj posted a meme of a broom.

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Felix, 35, asked fans to rally around Richardson who lost her estranged mom before the Olympic trials in June.

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Felix told Jimmy Kimmel Live! guest host Stephen A. Smith:

"I know that she's obviously been through so much and I hope that she's just supported. I hope people rally around her. I think just more than anything, for all athletes, there's so much that goes into it. We just, you know, give her the support that she needs."

 

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Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson finished dead last in the 100 meter dash at the Wanda Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday.

Sha'Carri, who was banned from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for smoking pot, finished 9th in the field during the "dream race" against Jamaica's 3 best sprinters.

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Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, who won a gold medal at the Olympics, ran the 100 meter dash in 10.54 seconds, the best time in the world this year.

Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson followed close behind Thompson-Herah in the same 1-2-3 finish as the Olympics.

The Prefontaine Classic was billed as Sha'Carri's redemption race after she missed out on a medal at the Olympic Games. She debuted a long, blonde flaxen lacefront wig and 2-inch gel nails for the race.

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Afterwards, she defended her last place finish, saying she's not done yet.

"This is one race. I'm not done. You know what I'm capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the sh*t you want. Because I'm here to stay. I'm not done. I'm the sixth fastest woman in this game ever. Can't nobody ever take that from me!"

Sha'Carri opted not to run in the 200 meters after her disappointing finish in the 100 meters.

After her spectacular loss, social media lit up with memes and taunts mocking her for being arrogant before and after the race.

Rapper Nicki Minaj shaded Sha'Carri by posting a meme of a broom on her Instagram Story.

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Sha'Carri Richardson's name was left off the roster for the 4x100 relay team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The American sprinter received a 30-day suspension for a failed drug test after she won the 100-meter dash at the U.S. trials in Eugene, Oregon last month.

Richardson tested positive for THC, an ingredient found in marijuana. The positive test meant she would lose her spot on Team USA's 100-meter dash.

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The 21-year-old held out hope that she would still be part of the 4x100 relay team since her suspension was up before the start of the relays on Aug. 4.

However, her name was left off the roster USATF released on Tuesday.

Richardson received the bad news over the weekend. She sent out a series of tweets that suggested she didn't take the news well.

Richardson told her followers the Olympic Games will not be the same without her.

"The support [from] my community I thank y'all, the negative [people] forget y'all and enjoy the games because we all know it won't be the same... I'm sorry, I can't be y'all Olympic Champ this year but I promise I'll be your World Champ next year... All these perfect people that know how to live life, I'm glad I'm not one of them!"

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Former NCAA track & field champion CeCe Telfer was ruled ineligible for the Olympic trials due to higher than normal testosterone levels.

Testosterone is a male sex hormone produced in the testicles that stimulates male secondary sex characteristics such as facial and body hair, deep voice, and muscular upper body build.

Biological women produce tiny amounts of testosterone in their ovaries.

Under World Athletics guidelines released in 2019, athletes can't compete for the USA in international women's events if their testosterone levels are high.

Testosterone levels must be below 5 nmol/L for a span of 12 months. In biological women, the normal testosterone range is 0.06 to 1.68 nmol/L.

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Telfer, a Jamaican-born male-to-female transgender, is the first openly transgender male bodied person to win an NCAA women's title.

While a student athlete at Franklin Pierce University, Telfer first competed in the men's track and field division from 2016 to 2017 before transitioning, and winning first place in the women's 400-meter hurdles event in June 2019.

Helfer, who was raised by a single mother, is one of three children. The family moved from Jamaica to Canada when Telfer was 12.

Telfer's lawyer, David McFarland, said Telfer would respect the decision.

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