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A member of the Nigerian women’s 4x100m team at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has tested positive for drugs, putting the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) in the midst of a new doping crisis.

With a new African record time of 42.10s, the team, which included Tobi Amusan, Rosemary Chukwuma, Favour Ofili, and Grace Nwokocha, took home the gold. However, given that Nwokocha, the race’s anchor, is caught up in the drug dragnet, this would now be for naught. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has informed the AFN of the development while still awaiting confirmation of the B sample.

If the athlete is found guilty, the team will lose both the medal and the performance.

Source: The Skuup