CJ Ujah’s B sample comes again positive for banned substances, that means Team GB’s 4x100m Olympic relay silver medallists now face being STRIPPED of their medals
- Team GB’s males’s 4x100m relay team face prospect of forfeiting silver medals
- CJ Ujah examined positive for banned substances and now his B sample has as properly
- Ujah was one of 4 British sprinters who gained silver in 4x100m relay in Tokyo
- The CAS will now take over the case and take into account disqualifying Team GB
British sprinter CJ Ujah’s B sample from the Tokyo Olympics has examined positive for banned substances, the International Testing Agency (ITA) has introduced.
Ujah supplied the sample on August 6, the ITA mentioned, the identical day that he was half of the British team which gained silver within the males’s 4×100 metres relay.
The company mentioned now the B sample had confirmed the end result of his A sample, his case had been referred to the Court of Arbitration’s Anti-Doping Division (CAS ADD).
CJ Ujah’s B sample has examined positive for banned substances, that means Team GB’s 4x100m Olympic relay silver medallists now face being stripped of their medals
The court docket division will take into account the discovering of an anti-doping rule violation and the disqualification of the British relay team, the ITA mentioned.
Ujah was provisionally suspended following the end result of the A sample final month and launched an announcement on August 14 saying he was ‘shocked and devastated’ by the result of the check.
He added: ‘To be completely clear, I’m not a cheat and I’ve by no means and would by no means knowingly take a banned substance.
‘I really like my sport and I do know my duties each as an athlete and as a team-mate.’
Ujah (left), Zharnel Hughes (second left), Richard Kilty (second proper) and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (proper) gained silver medals within the 4x100m relay in Tokyo earlier this summer season
WHAT IS OSTARINE?
Ostarine is a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) – a sort of therapeutic compound used for exciting tissue progress like muscle and bone.
The substance just isn’t authorised for human consumption in any nation and is prohibited always in sport by WADA.
There have been a rising quantity of positive tests concerned ostarine and different SARMs lately, with athletes prone to acquire the substance from black market channels.
Ostarine might be present in different merchandise – however solely unlawful ones, and a physician won’t ever prescribe a remedy or remedy that comprises it.
Some dietary dietary supplements can include SARMs comparable to ostarine and are bought as ‘authorized steroids’ or ‘analysis solely’ chemical compounds, based on USADA.
There is curiosity in ostarine to deal with a quantity of muscle-wasting ailments, together with most cancers, osteoporosis and hypogonadism.
Ujah’s sample returned an hostile analytical discovering (AAF) for the prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, the ITA mentioned. These substances are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and assist with constructing muscle.
If the case in opposition to Ujah is confirmed, the British relay quartet, additionally together with Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, are prone to be stripped of their silver medals.
The doable forfeiture of the medals will likely be thought-about first, earlier than the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) follows as much as take into account any sanction past the Games for Ujah.
As Sportsmail revealed final month, Ujah’s attorneys are anticipated to argue that the banned substances weren’t listed as parts in a complement he took forward of the ultimate.
Ujah denied being a ‘cheat’ by insisting he would by no means knowingly take a banned substance, however his case has now been handed over to the CAS after his B sample additionally got here again positive