Common Wealth Game: Nigeria’s 100m gold medallist flunks dope test

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Osayemi-OludamolaThe Nigerian sprinter awarded a gold medal in the women’s 100 metres final at the Commonwealth Games after Australia’s Sally Pearson was disqualified has tested positive for a banned substance.

Osayemi Oludamola ran 11.32 to finish second to Pearson before the Australian was disqualified for a false start.

Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell confirmed the result at a press conference in New Delhi on Monday afternoon (AEDT).

“Unfortunately I have to report to you that we have had a positive result,” he said.

“[It is] in relation to the winner of the 100 metre women’s runner.”

Fennell named the substance as methyl hexaneamenia, a banned stimulant, and said Oludamola has requested her B sample be tested.

He said more than 950 tests have been conducted with 700 results so far, but this is the first confirmed positive result of the Games.

The Nigerian ran in the 200 metres yesterday and failed to qualify for the final.

But Nigeria’s chef de mission Elias Gora said he knew nothing of the results.

“Nobody has approached me with that information,” he said.

“Let it be said first. I am not going to pre-empt anything that has not come to me first.”

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