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Grace Nwokocha suspended for Doping

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Ostarine & Ligandrol) (Article 2.1 and Article 2.2) which is a breach of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.

The 21-year-old Nwokocha, a multiple time national champion over 100 metres, has a personal best time in the 100m of 10.97 seconds set at the last World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA. She also ran a personal best of 22.44s in the 200m. It is the first time in her blossoming athletics career that Nwokocha would be linked to any drug-related controversy.

Nwokocha was a member of Nigerian women’s 4x100m team that competed at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games that won gold and set a new African record time of 42.10s.

Team included Tobi Amusan, Rosemary Chukwuma, Favour Ofili, and Grace Nwokocha.

ASABA 2018: Kenya settles for 4x100m bronze

Kenya won its first ever Africa 4x100m relay medal as the Kenyan quartet settled for bronze at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Friday.

The quartet of Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Joan Cherono and Freshia Mwangi held on for the last podium finish place relay in 45.58 seconds.

Five times Africa gold medalist Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria for the gold medal in 43.77 as Cote d’Ivoire settled for silver in 43.77.

Team Nigeria consisting of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma got the home crowd cheering to their highest decibes as they brought home the coveted gold.

Kenya’s men’s 4x100m relay team of Peter Mwai, Mike Mokamba, Alphas Kishoyan and Mark Otieno finished fifth to go home empty handed.