Nigeria’s women’s 4×100 meters relay team ruled out of Athletics Championships in Oregon
Nigeria’s women’s 4×100 meters relay team have lost their place at this year’s World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
This in the wake of blessing okagbare being found guilty of further doping offenses.
Okagbare, who is already serving a 10-year ban, has been disqualified for an additional year by the athletics integrity unit on charges of evading sample collection, as well tampering or attempted tampering with the anti-doping process.
These charges relate to a missed test on June 13, 2021, and the sanction means all of Okagbare’s results after this date have been disqualified.
This includes the 4x100m relay race she ran in at the Nigerian olympic trials in June 2019.
This run had qualified Nigeria for the world championships in Oregon next month, but with the result Nigeria has now lost their place.