2020 Tokyo Olympics
Blessing Okagbare


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Top Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, has been suspended from the constant Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games in the wake of testing positive for human improvement synthetic.

A statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) uncovered that Okagbare who is both a world and Olympic medallist failed an out-of-challenge test taken on July 19.

Having overwhelmed her glow race on Friday, she was planned to battle in the women’s 100 meters semi-finals on Saturday yet that isn’t correct any longer as she will miss the remainder of the Olympics.

Okagbare’s suspension was officially announced by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in a decree gave Saturday morning.

“The Athletics Integrity Unit has briefly suspended Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria today with brief effect after a model assembled from the sprinter attempted positive for human improvement synthetic,” the AIU said.

“Advancement synthetic is a non-decided substance on the 2021 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) denied list and a brief suspension is required get-togethers antagonistic logical finding for such substance under the World Athletics threatening to doping rules.

The AIU accumulated the model from Ms. Okagbare during an out-of-challenge test on 19 July.

“The WADA-authorized exploration place that analyzed the model educated the AIU regarding the ominous logical finding at early afternoon Central European Time yesterday, Friday 30 July.

“The contender was recounted the opposing logical finding and of her transitory suspension today in Tokyo.

The AIU had adequately blocked 10 Nigerian contenders from Tokyo 2020 having fail to go through the obligatory three out-of-challenge tests in the methodology the Olympic Games.

The prevention which many charged on definitive exclusions by Nigeria’s games administration and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria drew reactions from many including Okagbare who hit out at sports organization in Nigeria, saying: “I have said it beforehand and I will say it again.

“The game structure in Nigeria is so imperfect and we contenders are reliably at the not exactly advantageous completion of the damages.”

Okagbare is the most experienced among those battling in sports for Nigeria in Tokyo.

She made her Olympic show in Beijing 2008 where she won a silver honor in the Long Jump and subsequently battled at both the London and Rio Olympic Games.

Apart from being a multi African chief, Okagbare furthermore won the 100m/200m twofold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria said it has gotten with unimaginable shock the suspension of Okagbare for a doping test encroachment.

The Federation through its chief, Tony Okowa, said it is as of now getting the huge nuances of the presentation after which a full reaction will be given.



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