Less than a week after she won gold in the women’s 53kg category of the Commonwealth Games, Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the competition Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test.
Amalaha ‘s ‘A’ sample which she provided on July 25 revealed traces of diuretics and masking agents. She will however have a ‘B’ sample tested at a laboratory in London on July 30.
Mike Hooper, Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive revealed “We have issued a formal notice of disclosure to an athlete following an adverse analytical finding as a consequence of an in-competition test. That athlete is Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha who was tested on July 25th. That athlete has now been suspended from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.”