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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare suspended


Nigerian dash queen, Blessing Okagbare Ighoteguonor has been “provisionally” suspended for doping on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in Japan.

The Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU, made this identified in a press assertion on Saturday.

AIU stated that Okagbare examined constructive for a banned substance – human progress hormone.

The anti-doping physique stated the 32-year-old examined constructive for the prohibited substance in an out-of-competition take a look at on July 19 – 4 days earlier than the Olympics began.

The outcomes of that take a look at had been solely obtained by the monitor and area’s anti-doping physique late Friday after Okagbare, who gained her warmth in 11.05seconds, certified for the semifinals of ladies’s 100m race on the Tokyo Olympics.

Okagbare will not compete on the Tokyo Olympics following the suspension.

The assertion learn partially, “The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria as we speak with quick impact after a pattern collected from the sprinter examined constructive for human Progress Hormone.

“The athlete was notified of the adversarial analytical discovering and of her provisional suspension this morning in Tokyo. She was scheduled to take part within the semifinals of the ladies’s 100m this night.

“The AIU will make no additional touch upon this matter at the moment.”

That is coming lower than a couple of days after the AIU banned 10 nigerians athletes.



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