Nwokocha Suspended Over Use of Prohibited Substances

By Prosper Mene

Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha, a Nigerian sprinter who ran the anchor leg in Birmingham earlier in August beating England and Jamaica to win Gold medal has been Provisionally suspended by Athletic Integrity Unit (AIU) over the use of banned substances.

It was made known on Saturday In a statement by the body on Twitter.

“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 tweet read.

A provisional suspension means she is temporarily banned from competing until a final decision is made at a hearing that will be conducted under World Anti Doping Agency rules as the substances Ostarine and Ligandro found in her system are anabolic substances prohibited by WADA.

Tags : Athletic Integrity UnitNigerian sprinterNzubechi Grace NwokochaProhibited Substances
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