NIGERIA DRUG SHAME: Chika fails B sample, faces hearing
SPORTS By AFP | August 2nd 2014
|Nigeria's gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women's weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN|
Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha faces a hearing before the Commonwealth Games Federation on Friday over her failed drugs test.
Amalaha, whose A sample failed a control after claiming gold in the women’s 53kg category on July 25, also produced a positive B sample. The tests revealed traces of diuretics and masking agents.
CGF chief executive Mike Hooper said the follow-up examination backed up the initial finding of the doping control that Amalaha went through after her victory in the 52kg class at the Clyde Auditorium seven days ago. Amalaha snatched a best of 85kg to become the youngest weightlifter gold medallist.
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