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 positive to be stripped of their Tokyo 2020 silver medal after CJ Ujah’s treatment test failure was confirmed.

Ujah, 27, examined positive for 2 banned substances, enobosarm and S-23, following the 4x100m relay remaining.

CJ Ujah examined positive for Ostarine and S-23 after the Olympic remainingCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Team GB are set to lose their men's 4x100m silver medals
Team GB are set to lose their males’s 4x100m silver medalsCredit: Getty

He ran the opening leg before 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 merely 0.01seconds. 

But the celebrations have been reduce transient inside days consequently of the outcomes of Ujah’s “A” sample emerged.

Both substances have an equivalent have an effect on to anabolic steroids.

The Brit star protested his innocence all through the aftermath and insisted he was not a cheat.

But now the International Testing Agency has confirmed that UK athletics bosses have been educated that the “B” sample has confirmed the sooner consequence.

Under anti-doping pointers, Ujah and his team-mates will all lose their medals, with Canada now taking silver and China bronze.


They will develop to be 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 apart from he can uncover a official motive for the presence of the 2 treatment in his system as he faces a FOUR-year ban from the game.

A remaining willpower will be taken by the Court of Arbitration for Sport nonetheless the ITA acknowledged: “IOC and World Athletics pointers say that the place an athlete who has devoted 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, components 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 in no way and would in no way knowingly take a banned substance

CJ Ujah

Ujah has vehemently denied deliberately taking the PEDS, which may be ingested in capsule, powder and liquid type.

He acknowledged: “To be absolutely clear, I’m not a cheat.

“I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance.”

The sprinter was left heartbroken after being educated of his potential doping violation.

He acknowledged: “I’m completely shocked and devastated by the knowledge.

“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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