Commonwealth Games: Nigerian gold medalist Chika Amalaha suspended over doping allegations




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Commonwealth Games: Nigerian gold medalist Chika Amalaha suspended over doping allegations
Commonwealth Games: Nigerian gold medalist Chika Amalaha suspended over doping allegations
Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women’ 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday.

The 16-year old Amalaha provided an ‘A’ sample on July 25 which revealed traces diuretics and masking agents.

She have a ‘B’ sample tested at a laboratory in London on July 30. [eap_ad_2] Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said: “We [have] issued a formal notice disclosure to an athlete following an adverse analytical finding as a consequence of an in- test.

“That athlete is Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha was tested on July 25th. That athlete has been suspended from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.”Amalaha snatched a best 85kg before managing 111kg in the clean and jerk for a 196kg, to become the youngest Commonwealth weightlifter gold medallist.[eap_ad_3]