Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare banned 10 years from Athletics

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The Athletics Integrity Unit stated on Friday that Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria’s 2008 long jump silver medalist, has been banned for ten years for doping.

Blessing Okagbare
Blessing Okagbare

The 33-year-old, who is also a sprinter, was kicked out of last year’s Tokyo Olympics before the women’s 100m semi-finals after testing positive for human growth hormone during an out-of-competition test in Slovakia in July 19.

According to an AIU announcement, “the Disciplinary Tribunal has banned Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare for a total of ten years.”

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