AFN expresses shock over Blessing Okagbare’s doping rule violation

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has expressed shock following the suspension of Nigeria’s top athlete and medal prospect, Blessing Okagbare, for a doping rule violation.

Blessing who won her 100m heat with 11.05 seconds to reach the semifinal on Friday, was suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after a sample collected from the sprinter tested positive for human ‘Growth Hormone’.

Reacting to the news, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, express shock after Blessing Okagbare for suspended for doping rule violation by the Athletics Integrity Unit, suspending

In a statement released by the Federation, says it is in the process of obtaining the relevant details of the announcement after which a full reaction will be issued.

Meanwhile, a Growth Hormone is a non-specified substance on the 2021 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.


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