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Nigerian Commonwealth Gold medalist fails doping test

2014-07-30 11:09:00 AIPS


Chika Amalaha of Nigeria competes in the Women's 53kg Group A Weightlifting
 during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Getty Images)

GLASGOW, July 29, 2014 - Nigerian weightlifter, Chika Amalaha, has been issued with a notice of disclosure after returning an adverse analytical finding from a in-competition test on July 25, and has been provisionally suspended from the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Amalaha won the gold medal in the Women’s 53-kilogram division.

The athlete’s A sample was found to contain both amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide, both prohibited as diuretics and masking agents under class s5 of WADA’s Prohibited List.

Ms Amalaha has pursued her right to have her B sample tested, which will take place at the accredited laboratory in London on July 30.

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