Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare banned for 10 years


Nigeria’s gold Medalist, Blessing Okagbare has been banned for 10 years.

The 2008 long jump silver medalist Blessing Okagbare will no longer participate in athletic competitions for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Friday.

The 33-year-old, who is also a sprinter, was expelled from the Tokyo Olympics last year before the women’s 100m semi-finals after testing positive for human growth hormone at an out-of-competition test in Slovakia on July 19.

“The Disciplinary Tribunal has banned Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare for a total of 10 years,” read an AIU statement.”