Chika Amalaha fails doping test at Commonwealth Games

Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha failed an in-competition doping test at the Commonwealth Games, reports the Associated Press.

Amalaha, 16, won the first gold medal for her country at the Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said that Amalaha ​has been suspended from the Commonwealth Games after providing an "A" sample on July 25 that tested positive for diuretics and masking agents. Her "B" sample will be tested on Wednesday, and she will be stripped of her gold medal if it also tests positive.

Amalaha was tested after winning gold in the 53-kilogram division (117 pounds), beating Papua New Guinea's Dika Toua and India's Santoshi Matsa.

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