Nigeria’s 2022 Commonwealth Games Gold medal winner, Grace Nwokocha, has been handed a provisional suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for doping.
Nwokocha, who ran Nigeria’s anchor leg in the 4×100 winning women’s relay, is included on the list of athletes placed on provisional suspension for various doping offences displayed on the website of the Athletics governing body at the weekend.
It stated that Ostarine and Lingadrol were found in Nwokocha’s sample A urine collected on August 3, 2022, at the Commonwealth Games and she will now be under provisional suspension pending the conclusion of investigations.
Nwokocha will now be excluded from any other competition until a final decision is taken by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has been notified of the development by the World Anti-doping agency as the confirmation of the B sample is still being awaited. As a rule, the team would be stripped of the medal and the performance, if Nwokocha is not exonerated.