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Sprinter Chinjindu “CJ” Ujah, silver medalist with the British relay in the 4×100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics, has been provisionally suspended due to an alleged violation of doping control rules, the Unit announced on Thursday. integrity of athletics (UIA).
The Tokyo Olympics are over but suspicion begins. On Thursday August 12, the Athletics Integrity Unit (UIA) announced the suspension of one of the silver medalists from the last Olympiad. Sprinter Chinjindu “CJ” Ujah must temporarily stop track and field competitions due to an alleged violation of doping control rules.
If these suspicions are true, the British relay will lose its silver medal obtained over 4×100 meters. The four sprinters finished second behind Italy but ahead of Canada.
According to the UIA, “the presence of the prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, which are classified as SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators)” was detected in the body of 27-year-old Ujah. These are substances generally used to increase muscle mass.
Other athletes have also been provisionally suspended by the UIA such as Bahraini Sadik Mikhou (1,500 meters), Georgian Benik Abramyan (shot put) and Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo, following positive tests, said this organization.
Investigation in progress
“The UIA is now awaiting the conclusions of the ITA (International Control Agency, Editor’s note) investigation into the cases of these athletes which will determine whether anti-doping rule violations have been committed and whether sanctions should be taken in the framework of the Olympic Games, “adds the same source.
This investigation will also determine whether sanctions should be taken beyond the Olympics, adds the UIA.
The Italian relay is also in the spotlight and in particular its champion, Marcell Jacobs, winner in the 100m. The British daily The Times published on August 7 an investigation targeting Giacomo Spazzini, a bodybuilder and nutritionist, who is at the heart of an investigation by the Italian police into trafficking in anabolic steroids. The man claims to be close to the new king of the 100m.
Marcell Jacobs’ agent explains that the two broke all ties in March 2021.
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