The Commonwealth Games Federation has stripped Nigeria of the gold medal it won in the women’s 4x100m relays at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

This comes after an investigation on the positive doping result returned by Grace Nwokoch, a member of the quartet.

Nwokocha was provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit after her sample returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Ostarine and Dihydroxy-LGD-4033, a metabolite of Ligandrol.

Both are non-Specified Substances, listed under Other Anabolic Agents in the WADA 2022 Prohibited List.

Others in the quartet who won gold are Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili and Rosemary Nwokocha.

According to the statement published on the Games’ website on Friday, the Federation Court disqualified Nwokocha’s results from the women’s 100m, women’s 200m and women’s 4x100m, with all resulting consequences, including the forfeiture of any points and prizes.

With the withdrawal of Nigeria’s gold medal, England were promoted to first position, Jamaica second and Australia third.

“The matter has now been passed to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) to determine any further consequences under their anti-doping rules,” the Commonwealth Games Federation said in a statement.

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