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.
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."©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.