How Nigeria Stripped Off Women’s Relay Commonwealth Gold Over Doping Violations
FCG reports that Nigeria won Gold in the women’s 4x100m relay setting an African Record at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in August last year.
However, the Athletics Integrity Unit suspended Grace Nzubechi Nwokocha (who was the anchor leg in that epic race) in March this year, for Use Of Prohibited Substances, FCG gathered
The England women’s 4x100m relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is set to be upgraded from silver to gold medallists following confirmation that original winners Nigeria have been disqualified due to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
Team England’s relay squad featuring Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson, Bianca Williams, Daryll Neita, and Imani-Lara Lansiquot crossed the line in 42.41, eclipsing the previous fastest time set in England colours (42.46) at the Commonwealth Games.
They were beaten in the final by the Nigerian team which included Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha who has since been disqualified. This means Team England retain their women’s 4x100m relay title, having won the event four years ago in Gold Coast where Asha Philip and Bianca Williams were also part of that squad.
FCG learnt that With this Jamaica who took Bronze have been upgraded to 2nd and 4th-placed Australia, to take Bronze.