Friday , September 24 2021

Tokyo 2021 – Doping: Sprinter Blessing Okagbare temporarily suspended



Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. REUTERS – ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL

Thunder for African athletics: The Okagbare blessing is temporarily suspended by doping. The Nigerian is unlikely to be able to line up in the women’s 100-meter semifinals at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on July 31st. He tested positive for growth hormone, said the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), which reviewed the athlete on July 19th. He had set the ninth fastest time in the series on July 30th.


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