Nigeria born British Sprinter Chijindu Ujah stands the risk of losing his medal silver medal from the just concluded Tokyo Olympics.
CJ Ujah who clinched Silver with British teammates in the men’s 4×100 metres relay could be stripped after he was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) as two banned substances were said to be present in his system after the Games.
An Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) showed up for the 27-year-old, testing positive for investigational selective androgen receptor modulators ostarine and S-23, which are regularly used as a male hormone contraceptive and as treatment for muscle wasting and osteoporosis respectively.
The sprinter became a relay world champion in the same event at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.
Ujah’s sample could cost his three team mates – Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake – their silver medals won in the men’s 4x100m relay.
Mitchell-Blake was pipped on the line by Italian Filippo Tortu for the gold medal on the anchor leg.
If Britain are disqualified, the Canadian quartet Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse would move into the silver medal position, while China’s Tang Xingqiang, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian and Wu Zhiqiang would move into bronze.