DOPING - Nigeria's sprinter Grace Nwokocha Suspended and Risked of Losing Commonwealth Games Medal

DOPING – Nigeria’s sprinter Grace Nwokocha Suspended and Risked of Losing Commonwealth Games Medal


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Nigeria’s sprinter Grace Nwokocha has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after returning a positive test for ostarine and ligandrol.

The sprinter, who has been competing for North Carolina A&T University this year, set new lifetime bests of 10.97 and 22.44 at the NCAA championships in Eugene where she placed 6th both in the 100m and the 200m.

Representing Nigeria, she anchored the women’s 4x100m to a 4th place and African record (42.22) at the World Championships in Eugene, and to the Commonwealth title and another African record (42.10) early August in Birmingham.

If the test occurred at the Commonwealth Games, as speculated by some sources, then Nigeria is set to lose the title and the second record.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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