British sprint relay must return silver

British sprint relay must return silver

Doping was detected in Chijindu Ujah. Now the British sprint relay must return its silver medals from the 2021 Olympic Games.

in short needed

  • Chijindu Ujah (28) was doped at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • The Nigerian-born Briton won the silver medal in the sprint relay.
  • Now he and his innocent comrades are losing their medals.

The British sprint relay will have to return its silver medal from the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. The reason for this is the doping fine against Chijindu Ujah. It was announced by the British National Olympic Committee (BOA).

« We are very sorry that we have to receive medals, certificates and pins. Especially to the three athletes who have been affected through no fault of theirs,” BOA CEO Andy Anson said in a statement.

“However, we must abide by the decision of the CAS,” Anson continued. Finally, it was also made clear to other countries that this applied to doping violations. In February, the CAS Sports Court later canceled the Tokyo silver medal for the relay.

Olympics: Canada now in second place

Ujah (28) had tested positive for two substances with similar effects to anabolic and androgenic steroids. Ujah denied doping, explaining the finding with consumption of contaminated food supplements.

In Tokyo, the British Olympic champions finished second behind Italy. In addition to Ujah, his relay teammates Nathaniel Mitchell-Blake, Richard Kilty and Jarnell Hughes also lose their medals. Canada reached the silver, China got the bronze.

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