CJ Ujah Olympics: Why Was CJ Ujah Stripped Off 4x100m Men’s Relay Silver?

CJ Ujah
CJ Ujah

Chijindu “CJ” Ujah is a British athlete, specializing as a sprinter. The lead-off runner of the Great Britain 4 × 100 metre relay team that won both the World title in 2017 and the European title in 2016 and 2018, he also won the title in the 100 meters at the 2017 Diamond League final.

Why Was CJ Ujah Stripped Off 4x100m Men’s Relay Silver?

Team GB have been stripped of the Olympic men’s 4x100m silver medal they won in Tokyo after CJ Ujah’s doping charge was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The British quartet of Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake were pipped on the line by Italy in the race in Japan on 6 August, with Canada finishing third and China fourth. However, Ujah was provisionally suspended after testing positive for prohibited substances ostarine and S-2, and his B sample later corroborated the findings.

None of his three teammates are implicated in wrongdoing, but all four sprinters will now lose their Olympic silver medals, with Canada and China set to be upgraded to silver and bronze respectively.


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