Blessing Okagbare Faces Fresh Doping Charges 

Blessing Okagbare Faces Fresh Doping Charges  2
A file photograph taken on July 30, 2021, reveals Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 30, 2021. Jewel SAMAD / AFP


Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been charged after testing optimistic for human development hormone and EPO, offences that pressured her to tug out of the Tokyo Olympics, the Athletics Integrity Unit stated Thursday.

Okagbare, a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist, received her first-round warmth of the ladies’s 100 metres in Tokyo earlier than being pressured to withdraw when her take a look at outcomes had been introduced.

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“The athlete has been charged with the presence and use of a prohibited substance following of Human Growth Hormone in a sample collected out-of-competition on 19th July in Slovakia and reported to the AIU on 30th July,” the AIU stated in a press release.

It stated Okagbare had additionally examined optimistic for the endurance-boosting drug EPO in a take a look at in Nigeria on June 20.

Okagbare denies all the fees and has requested that every of them be submitted to a disciplinary listening to, the AIU stated.


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