Nigerian Sprinter & Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Grace Nwokocha Suspended For Doping

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Saturday that Nigerian sprinter Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha, who won gold in the 4x100m relay at this year’s Commonwealth Games, has been provisionally suspended for the use of prohibited substances, glamsquad reports 


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Nwokocha, 21, ran the anchor leg in Birmingham last month as Nigeria won gold over England and Jamaica.

“The AIU has provisionally suspended Nigerian runner Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha for the Presence/Use of Prohibited Substances (Ostarine & Ligandrol) (Article 2.1 and Article 2.2),” the organization said in a Twitter statement.

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned both ostarine and ligandrol as anabolic agents (WADA).

A provisional suspension means that an athlete is temporarily barred from competing until a final decision is reached at a WADA-conducted hearing.

Nwokocha qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo last year and also competed in the 100m and 200m at this year’s world championships in Eugene, reaching the semi-finals in both events.

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