Doping: Nigeria str of CWG gold medal in women’s relay

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The Commonwealth Games Federation has stripe Nigeria of one of the gold medals won at the last edition of the games held in Birmingham in 2022.

A positive drugs test involving Grace Nwokocha meant the gold medal initially awarded to Nigeria in the Women’s 4x100m relay has now been awarded to England, who finished second in the original race.

Nwokocha was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit after her sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) for Ostarine and Dihydroxy-LGD-4033, a metabolite of Ligandrol.

Both are non-Specified Substances, listed under Other Anabolic Agents in the WADA 2022 Prohibited List.

Nwokocha had ran the anchor leg at the Alexander Stadium, fending off opposition from England’s Daryll Neita and Jamaica Elaine Thompson-Herah to claim the gold medal in an African Record time of 42.10secs.


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