16-year-old weightlifter fails drug test

The Commonwealth Games were rocked by a first doping case on Tuesday.

Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha was provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women’s 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced.

The 16-year-old Amalaha provided an ‘A’ sample on July 25 which revealed traces of diuretics and masking agents.

She will have a ‘B’ sample tested at a laboratory in London on July 30.

Chika Amalaha celebrates her victory in the women's weightlifting 53kg class

Amalaha snatched a best of 85kg before managing 111kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 196kg, to become the youngest Commonwealth weightlifter gold medallist.

Source: AFP

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