Tara Davis-Woodhall, a 23-year-old Olympic long jumper, has been stripped of her national title after testing positive for THC.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced the decision on Tuesday, and it follows Davis-Woodhall completing a one-month suspension.
However, the USADA ultimately ruled that her penalty should include losing the title she earned at the 2023 USA Track & Field Indoor Championships on Feb. 17—the same day that her failed drug test sample was collected.
“Davis-Woodhall has been disqualified from all competitive results obtained on and subsequent to February 17, 2023, the date her positive sample was collected, including forfeiture of any medals, points and prizes.”
The agency added that she was only suspended for one month “because her use of cannabis occurred out-of-competition and was unrelated to sports performance.”
Additionally, Tara Davis-Woodhall “successfully completed a substance abuse treatment program regarding her use of cannabis.”
Following the news, the athlete’s husband—Paralympian Hunter Woodhall—made an Instagram post and wrote, “Life can’t get much sweeter.”
Davis-Woodhall proceeded to share one of the photos on her Instagram Story and stoically added, “Just keep going.”
Sha’Carri Richardson Was Barred From The Tokyo Olympics After Testing Positive For THC
Davis-Woodhall’s situation may remind readers of Sha’Carri Richardson‘s.
As The Shade Room previously reported, Richardson tested positive for THC shortly ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. This ordeal unfolded after she dominated the U.S. Olympic Trials, and it led to widespread controversy.
However, Richardson took accountability and noted that she was trying to continue “moving forward in [her] career.”
“I’m fine. I understand the situation that’s going on. So, I’m accepting of it, and I just know what I have to do moving forward in my career.”
Eventually, in early 2022, Richardson made headlines for questioning why Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, 15, was allowed to compete at the Beijing Olympics after testing positive for a “banned substance.”
Regarding the situation, Richardson hopped on social media and wrote, “It’s all in the skin…I wonder why they let her [compete].”