The British men’s 4 x 100 meter relay team was stripped of the Olympic silver medal after a positive test for Chijin Douger’s banned drug was confirmed by his B sample.
Uja provided a sample on August 6th. On this day he starred as the lead runner of the British relay team. The team lost to Italy at the finish line in just one-hundredth of a second in Tokyo.
He was tentatively discontinued on August 12, after returning harmful analysis of the drugs enobosarm and S-23 used by people with osteoporosis and muscle wasting.
An international testing agency said Tuesday that the B sample also revealed a positive test-and the case was referred to the anti-doping department of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
According to the ITA, the court department will consider finding violations of anti-doping rules and disqualifying the UK relay team.
Medal confiscation is likely to occur for Uja and his teammates Zanell Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nesaniel Mitchell Blake. If this happens, Canada will be upgraded to a silver medal and China will win a bronze medal. The Athletics Integrity Unit then decides on further sanctions against Uja, which may include a ban.
Uja said the two said they were “shocked and devastated” by the results of the test after being temporarily suspended.
He added, “For absolute clarity, I have never intentionally taken a banned substance, not a cheat, and I will never do so.”
Me Ujah coach Ryan Freckleton was asked for comment, but did not respond.