Home Sports Chijindu Ujah: Olympic silver medalist provisionally suspended for doping violation

Chijindu Ujah: Olympic silver medalist provisionally suspended for doping violation

If the suspension is upheld, all 4 members of Great Britain’s relay group — which completed behind Italy by one hundredth of a second in Tokyo — face being stripped of their medals. Canada could be promoted to silver and China to bronze.

According to the AIU, Ujah exhibited the “presence/use of a prohibited substance (Ostarine and S-23)” from testing performed in the course of the Games.

An announcement stated: “The AIU now awaits the conclusion of the ITA [International Testing Agency] proceedings … which can decide whether or not any anti-doping rule violations have been dedicated and what penalties (if any) must be imposed in relation to the Olympic Games.”

Ostarine and S-23 are each classed as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs), in keeping with the US Anti-Doping Agency — a category of therapeutic compounds with anabolic properties that result in bone and muscle development.
Team GB 4x100m relay athletes pose with their silver medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

The ITA stated that the pattern was collected throughout an in-competition check on August 6 after the 4x100m relay closing, and added that Ujah has the fitting to request an evaluation of his B-sample.

If the adversarial discovering is confirmed within the B-sample — or if Ujah doesn’t select for the B-sample to be analyzed — then the case is handed on to the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for adjudication.

CNN has contacted Ujah’s representatives for remark, whereas British Athletics stated it doesn’t touch upon ongoing anti-doping processes.

Ujah ran the primary leg of the Olympic 4x100m relay closing for Great Britain, which led the race till Italy’s Filippo Tortu pipped Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake on the road.

The ITA confirmed that if one athlete of a relay group is discovered to have dedicated a doping offense, then every member of the group is disqualified from the occasion; every athlete additionally has to forfeit any medals and prize cash.

The AIU additionally introduced on Thursday that three different athletes have been provisionally suspended for doping violations in the course of the Tokyo Olympics.

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