Athing Mu’s noticeable absence was made clear when the US track and field squad for the Paris Olympics was unveiled. Notably, Mu failed to qualify for the US Olympic trials after winning the 800 m in the Tokyo Games.

Even though it was discussed whether or not to include her in the relay pool, one of the most well-known athletes in the world will now observe the action from the sidelines during Paris 2024.

A strong group of more than 100 participants, including notable athletes like Noah Lyles, Sha’Carri Richardson, Gabby Thomas, and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, will compete in the events as part of the US track and field team.

However, exceptional athlete Athing Mu lost her chance to make the 800m squad after falling during the trials, where she bravely competed despite coming in last. Mu, a crucial component of the 4×400-metre relay squad that won the gold medal in Tokyo, is still well-known in American track and field.

Surprises and sprint stars: US track team prepared for Paris

All eyes will be on Noah Lyles in Paris as he looks to defend his 100- and 200-metre titles after his impressive exploits in Budapest at the world championships, where he won gold and helped the US 4×100 team win.

Kenny Bednarek, who is expected to compete in both sprints, will be joining him in the spotlight. Notably, Sha’Carri Richardson, the current 100-metre world champion, whose absence from Tokyo after a positive drug test created controversy, will be making her much-awaited Olympic debut. With her comeback, Richardson is now the sprinter to watch, bringing intense competition to Paris.

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