CJ Ujah: British Olympic silver medallist suspended after optimistic check for banned substance

CJ Ujah

British sprinter CJ Ujah has been suspended from competitors after testing optimistic for a banned substance.

Ujah, 27, was a part of Workforce GB males’s 4x100m relay workforce which received silver on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this month.

He has been provisionally suspended, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) stated.

The AIU stated a check confirmed the “presence/use of a prohibited substance (Ostarine and S-23).”

A UK Athletics spokesperson stated the governing physique doesn’t touch upon ongoing processes.

Ujah, who has but to remark, received the 100m on the British Championships in June.

Britain’s males’s quartet missed out on the 4x100m title by only a hundredth of a second in Tokyo.

Ujah ran the opening leg as anchor runner Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was overhauled on the road by Italy’s Filippo Tortu.

World Athletics Anti-Doping guidelines state that in situations the place an athlete who has dedicated an ADRV competed as a member of a relay workforce, “the relay workforce shall be mechanically disqualified from the occasion in query, with all ensuing penalties for the relay workforce, together with the forfeiture of all titles, awards, medals, factors and prize and look cash”.

Enobosarm, or Ostarine, is listed as an anabolic agent – banned always – within the World Anti-Doping Company’s checklist of prohibited substances.

The UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) web site stated it has “related results to testosterone”.

S23 is a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (Sarm), which, in line with the US Anti-Doping Company (Usada) “have related anabolic properties to anabolic steroids”.

Ujah can request evaluation of the B-sample – saved for storage whereas the A-sample is analysed – and will that verify the Hostile Analytical Discovering [AAF], the case might be referred to the Anti-Doping Division of the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport [Cas ADD].

In flip, the Worldwide Testing Company (ITA) stated: “The Cas ADD will think about the matter of the discovering of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation [ADRV] and the disqualification of the lads’s 4 x 100 relay outcomes of the British workforce”.

Three different athletes have been suspended after checks carried out through the Tokyo Olympics.

They’re Bahrain’s 1500m runner Sadik Mikhou, shot putter Benik Abramyan of Georgia and Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo.

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