Chika Amalaha provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games as 16-year-old Nigerian gold medalist weightlifter fails doping test.
Amalaha won the gold medal at the Clyde Auditorium on Friday, setting new Games records in her weight category in both the snatch and overall elements.
The 16-year-old Amalaha provided an ‘A’ sample last Friday shortly after winning the women’s 53kg category, which revealed traces of diuretics and masking agents.
The weightlifter will have a ‘B’ sample tested at a laboratory in London on Wednesday.
‘This will take place at an accredited laboratory in London tomorrow, July 30. Upon receipt of those results the process will continue.’
Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said: ‘We have issued a formal notice of disclosure to an athlete following an adverse analytical finding as a consequence of an in-competition test.