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Olympic Video games: CJ Ujah, silver medalist for GB in 4x100m relay, handed provisional anti-doping suspension

Britain’s Chijindu Ujah competes within the males’s 4x100m relay heats throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 5, 2021. (Photograph by Javier SORIANO / AFP) (Photograph by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP by way of Getty Photos)


CJ Ujah, a member of Nice Britain’s silver medal-winning males’s 4x100m relay workforce on the Olympics in Tokyo, has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping violation.

Ujah ran the opening leg within the closing, with the workforce rounded out by Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake solely being handed within the closing levels by Italy.

The quartet have been ultimately crushed by simply one-hundredth of a second, with Canada again in third and China ending simply outdoors the medal positions.

Ujah was one in all 4 athletes named in a press release from the Athletics Integrity Unit on Thursday, together with Bahrain 1500m runner Sadik Mikhou, Georgian shot putter Benik Abramyan and Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo.

The 27-year-old’s anti-doping check is alleged to have proven the “presence/use of a prohibited substance” – particularly Ostarine and S-23.

A press release from the Athletics Integrity Unit learn: “In accordance with the IOC Anti-Doping Guidelines and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Guidelines, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has commenced disciplinary proceedings to find out any penalties past the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games to be imposed upon 4 (4) observe and area athletes who’re asserted to have dedicated antidoping guidelines violations following testing conducting by the Worldwide Testing Company (ITA) throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games.

“The AIU labored carefully with the ITA throughout the Video games and offered the intelligence to hold out particular goal testing on two of the 4 athletes.

“The AIU now awaits the conclusion of the ITA proceedings towards the above athletes, which can decide whether or not any anti-doping rule violations have been dedicated and what penalties (if any) ought to be imposed in relation to the Olympic Video games.

“Any penalties past the Olympic Video games to be imposed upon the athletes underneath the World Athletics Anti-Doping Guidelines will likely be decided following the conclusion of the ITA proceedings.”


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