Nigerian Gold Medalist, Chika Amalaha Suspended From The Commonwealth Games After Testing Positive For Drugs

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According to Daily Mail, the future of weightlifting as a core sport in the Commonwealth Games programme has again been thrown into doubt after Nigerian 53kg gold medalist Chika Amalaha tested positive for drugs.

The 16-year-old Nigerian has been provisionally suspended pending the results of a ‘B’ sample after traces of diuretics and masking agents were found in an in-competition test.

Amalaha won the gold medal at the Clyde Auditorium on Friday, setting new Games records in her weight category in both the snatch and overall elements.


Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said: ‘We [have] issued a formal notice of disclosure to an athlete following an adverse analytical finding as a consequence of an in-competition test.

‘That athlete is Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha who was tested on July 25th. That athlete has now been suspended from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The backup “B” sample will be tested tomorrow Wednesday July 30th.


Article & Photo Credit: Mail Online


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