Team GB set to be STRIPPED of Tokyo 2020 4x100m medal after CJ Ujah’s positive B sample drug test is confirmed
TEAM GB dash relay stars look sure to be stripped of their Tokyo 2020 silver medal after CJ Ujah’s medication test failure was confirmed.
Ujah, 27, examined positive for 2 banned substances, enobosarm and S-23, following the 4x100m relay last.
He ran the opening leg earlier than handing over the Zharnel Hughes as GB, with Richard Kilty on the third leg and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake on anchor, have been edged out by Italy by simply 0.01seconds.
But the celebrations have been reduce brief inside days because the outcomes of Ujah’s “A” sample emerged.
Both substances have an analogous impact to anabolic steroids.
The Brit star protested his innocence within the aftermath and insisted he was not a cheat.
But now the International Testing Agency has confirmed that UK athletics bosses have been informed that the “B” sample has confirmed the sooner consequence.
Under anti-doping guidelines, Ujah and his team-mates will all lose their medals, with Canada now taking silver and China bronze.
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They will develop into the primary British athletes to lose a Summer Olympics medal, though skier Alain Baxter was stripped of his 2002 Winter Games slalom bronze after utilizing an over-the-counter nasal inhaler.
And Ujah’s athletics profession seems to be set to be over except he can discover a official motive for the presence of the 2 medication in his system as he faces a FOUR-year ban from the game.
A last determination will be taken by the Court of Arbitration for Sport however the ITA identified: “IOC and World Athletics guidelines say that the place an athlete who has dedicated an Anti-Doping Rule Violation competed as a member of a relay crew, the relay crew shall be robotically disqualified from the occasion in query.
“All ensuing penalties are for the relay crew, together with the forfeiture of all titles, awards, medals, factors and prize and look cash.
“Once the matter is settled under the IOC, the case will be referred to the Athletics Integrity Unit (World Athletics) to follow up on sanctions beyond the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.”
I’ve by no means and would by no means knowingly take a banned substance
Ujah has vehemently denied deliberately taking the PEDS, which might be ingested in capsule, powder and liquid type.
He stated: “To be completely clear, I’m not a cheat.
“I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance.”
The sprinter was left heartbroken after being informed of his potential doping violation.
He stated: “I’m fully shocked and devastated by the news.
“I like my sport and I do know my obligations each as an athlete and as a team-mate.
“I am respecting the formal process and will not be making any further comment until it’s appropriate to do so.”
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