It’s not 100m nor men’s but…
Nigeria’s Amaka Ogoegbunam, who competed in the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships and was due to run in the 4×400 relay, has tested positive for the steroid metenolone, the IAAF said Friday.
The 19-year-old tested positive in an in-competition test on August 18, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) spokesman Nick Davies told reporters, adding the athlete had been provisionally suspended.
Metenolone is a performance-enhancing anabolic steroid.
The Nigerian, who raced in the first round but was disqualified in the semi-final, now faces a minimum two-year ban for first-time offenders.
“She did not request a B sample test,” said Davies.
Ogoegbunam is the second athlete to test positive for banned substances at the world championships which started in Berlin on August 15 and run until Sunday.
Moroccan Jamel Chatbi had to withdraw from the 3,000 metres steeplechase final after testing positive for the stimulant clenbuterol.
The IAAF will conduct a total of around 1,000 drugs tests during the championships.