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Weightlifter's 'B' sample confirms doping at Commonwealth Games

Weightlifter's 'B' sample confirms doping at Commonwealth Games Photo: Alastair Grant/Associated Press

Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha's backup doping sample came back positive for banned substances, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Friday.

Amalaha, 16, tested positive for diuretics and masking agents during an in-competition doping test after winning the gold medal in 53-kilogram (117-pound) division at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.  She was the youngest female ever to win a weightlifting title at the Commonwealth Games. 

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Amalaha was suspended this week after the "A'' sample tested positive for amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide. Both substances are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. 

Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea took home silver in the event and Santoshi Matsa of India won the bronze. It is not know if Amalaha will have her medal stripped.

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