Doping rules Okaghare out of Tokyo 2020

Written by on July 31, 2021

Nigerian top athlete, Blessing Okagbare, has been provisionally suspended for doping on Saturday.

The Athletics Integrity Unit made this known in a press statement, explaining that the 32-year-old Nigerian athlete tested positive for a banned substance – human growth hormone.

The body said Okagbare tested positive for the prohibited substance in an out-of-competition test on July 19 – four days before the Olympics opened.

The results of that test were only received by track and field’s anti-doping body late Friday after Okagbare, who won her heat in 11.05seconds, qualified for the semifinals of women’s 100m race at the Olympics

With the suspension, Okagbare will no longer compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

Credit: FRCN

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