British sprinter Zharnel Hughes says he needs the doping investigation into team-mate CJ Ujah to be allowed to happen “with out prejudice” – however insists athletes want a clear sport.
It got here lower than per week after he, Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake gained Olympic silver in the 4x100m relay in Tokyo.
“Let the method run its course,” mentioned 26-year-old Hughes.
In a submit on social media, he mentioned: “I’ve not posted for the reason that Olympics due to a scenario out of my management – one I’m not concerned in, however could also be impacted by.
“It will be simpler to say nothing, however I believe it is vital to say that as athletes we want two issues.
“At first, a clear sport. The authorities are there to guard sport – one thing each athlete wants for honest competitors.
“We additionally want to make sure that athletes discovering themselves below the highlight should have a good listening to of their case, with out prejudice.”
Ujah has denied wrongdoing and mentioned he’s “shocked and devastated” after a medicine check confirmed the “presence/use” of two prohibited substances – ostarine and S-23 – which assist with constructing muscle.
If the case towards him is proved, the British relay quartet are prone to be stripped of their silver medals.