Doping: Blessing Okagbare Reacts To AIU 10-year Ban

Blessing Okagbare
Blessing Okagbare

Nigeria’s 2008 long jump Olympic silver medalist, Blessing Okagbare, has reacted to the 10 years ban handed to her by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Friday.

VANTAGE NEWS reported that the 33-year-old was handed the ban by the AIU testing positive for human growth hormone.

The Delta State-born who is also a sprinter was expelled at Tokyo Olympics last year before the women’s 100m semi-finals after testing positive for human growth hormone at an out-of-competition test in Slovakia on July 19.

Reacting to this development through her verified Twitter handle, Okagbare, who is also a sprinter said that her lawyers are already studying the AIU decision to know the next line of action to take.

She wrote: “My attention has been drawn to the statement issued by the AIU regarding its disciplinary panel decision. My lawyers are currently studying it for our next line of action which we will inform you soon.”





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