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