CJ Ujah: British sprinter ‘shocked and devastated’ after optimistic medication take a look at

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CJ Ujah running in the men's 4x100m relay in Tokyo

Olympic silver medallist CJ Ujah has denied wrongdoing and mentioned he’s “shocked and devastated” after a optimistic medication take a look at.

He has been provisionally suspended after a take a look at confirmed the “presence/use” of two prohibited substances.

“To be completely clear, I’m not a cheat,” mentioned Ujah in an announcement to the PA information company on Saturday.

“I’ve by no means and would by no means knowingly take a banned substance.”

Ujah was knowledgeable on Thursday of an “antagonistic analytical discovering” – the presence/use of prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, that are selective androgen receptor modulators and assist with constructing muscle.

If the case towards him is proved, the British relay quartet – additionally together with Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake – are prone to be stripped of their silver medals.

In his assertion, Ujah mentioned: “It is taken me just a few days to course of the data I acquired on Thursday, shortly earlier than it was made public.

“I’m fully shocked and devastated by this information.

“I really like my sport and I do know my tasks each as an athlete and as a team-mate.

“I’m respecting the formal processes and won’t be making any additional remark till it’s acceptable to take action.”

The British sprinters misplaced out by only one hundredth of a second as they had been overwhelmed by the Italian staff.

Ujah can request evaluation of his B pattern. Ought to that verify the antagonistic analytical discovering, the case shall be referred to the Anti-Doping Division of the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport.

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