The Nigerian female Athletic 4×100 metres relay team who won gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has been been stripped off their medal by the games federation over doping violation.
It would be recall that Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha clinched gold in the 4×100 meters race at the games last year.
But that victory will no longer stand following the announcement by the Commonwealth Games Federation that Nigeria sprinter Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha had returned an adverse finding in her sample for two banned anabolic agents.
According to the Federation, Nwokocha’s results from the 100m, 200m and sprint relay were declared void, with the issue of her anti-doping infractions passed on to the Athletics Integrity Unit for any possible further sanctions.
To this, England’s 4×100 metres women’s relay team who finished second behind Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games have now been upgraded to gold.
England’s promotion to gold means they have retained the Commonwealth relay title, with Jamaica awarded second place and Australia taking bronze.
The Commonwealth Games are a multi-sport event that take place once every fours years, with the competing nations all mainly once part of the British Empire, which in turn became the Commonwealth of Nations.