BREAKING: Okagbare suspended from Tokyo 2020 over failed drug test
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BREAKING: Okagbare suspended from Tokyo 2020 over failed drug test

Blessing Okagbare whom Nigerians are hoping would win a medal at the ongoing 2020 Olympics in Tokyo has been suspended.

Okagbare who is participating in her 4th Olympics was the fastest in her heat as she continued her search for an Olympics medal.

But her dreams may have been dashed after the Nigerian was suspended from the games for testing positive to a banned substance.

According to the statement released by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), she tested positive for human growth hormone, a prohibited non-specified substance and will no longer participate in the semifinals of the women’s 100m.

She is the first person to be caught with a banned substance at the games after a test taken on July 19th revealed that an out-of-competition sample collected from her on July 19 tested positive for HGH.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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