CJ Ujah: British Olympic silver medallist suspended after positive test for banned substance

Last update on.From section AthleticsCJ Ujah won 100m at 2021 British ChampionshipsCJ Ujah, a British sprinter, has been banned from competition after testing positive to a banned substance.Ujah, 27 years old, was part of Team GB's men's 4x100m relay squad that won silver at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), stated that he has been temporarily suspended.According to the AIU, a test revealed that Ostarine and S-23 were present in the body.A spokesperson for UK Athletics stated that the governing body doesn't comment on ongoing processes.Ujah won the 100m at British Championships in June.The 4x100m title in Tokyo was not won by Britain's men's quartet. It was just one hundredth of a second.Ujah ran as the anchor runner Nethaneel Mitchel-Blake. He was replaced on the line by Filippo Tortu, an Italian.The World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules state that an athlete who has been found to have committed ADRV will be disqualified from relay teams. All consequences for relay teams include forfeiture of medals, titles, points, prize money, and prize money.Enobosarm or Ostarine is listed in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned substances list as an anabolic drug - which is prohibited at all times.According to the UK Anti-Doping website (Ukad), it can have "similar effects as testosterone".S23 is a Selective Androgen Receptor Moderator (Sarm) that, according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency(Usada), "have similar anabolic qualities to anabolic steroids".Ujah may request an analysis of the B-sample - which is kept for storage while the A-samples are analysed - and, should the Adverse Analytical Finding [AAF] be confirmed, the case will be referred the Anti-Doping Division of Court of Arbitration for Sport [Cas ADD].International Testing Agency (ITA), in turn, stated: "The Cas ADD" will examine the matter of finding an Anti-Doping Rule Violation [ADRV] as well as the disqualification from the men's 4 x100 relay results of British team.After tests at the Tokyo Olympics, three other athletes were suspended.They include Sadik Mikhou, a Moroccan 1500m runner, Benik Abramyan, a shot putter from Georgia, and Mark Otieno Odhiambo (a Kenyan sprinter).