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Nigerian stripped of gold medal for positive test

ROB HARRIS
Last updated 03:31 02/08/2014
Chika Amalaha
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NO BLING: Nigerian Chika Amalaha will have to return the gold medal she received in the women's 53kg weightlifting competition after a positive drugs test.

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The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter has been stripped of her gold medal after a positive doping test.

Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53kg division last Friday (local time), becoming the youngest ever female to win a weightlifting title at a Commonwealth Games.

The CGF said Friday (local time) the backup "B" sample also came back positive.

The federation said Amalaha "has been disqualified from her event at the games" and has returned her medal.

The gold now goes to Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea.

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