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16-year-old Nigerian Weightlifter's 'B' Test Confirms Positive Commonwealth Games Test

16-year-old Nigerian Weightlifter's 'B' Test Confirms Positive Commonwealth Games Test

GLASGOW, Scotland – The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances.

This is a Friday, July, 25, 2014 file photo of Chika Amalaha, as she makes good lift in the women's 53kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland. Amalaha won the gold medal in the event. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) Associated Press

Nigeria's gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women's weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2014Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last Friday, becoming the youngest ever female to win a weightlifting title at a Commonwealth Games.

 

Amalaha was initially suspended on Tuesday after the "A'' sample tested positive for amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide, which are both banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. CGF chief executive Mike Hooper said Friday that the "B'' sample also tested positive.

 

Hooper says a hearing will take place Friday afternoon. No ruling has yet been made on stripping her medal.

 

Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea won silver and Santoshi Matsa of India earned the bronze.