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    12th AAG: Nigeria wins two gold medals as Okagbare gets disqualified for 100m false start

12th AAG: Nigeria wins two gold medals as Okagbare gets disqualified for 100m false start

Day ten at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco, saw team Nigeria claim its second gold medal.Adenike Olarinoye outlifted fellow compatriot, Chika Amalaha, in the women's 55kg weightlifting to win the gold with a lift of 209kg.Amalaha won the silver with a lift of 208kg.First day in the Track and Field event saw Grace Anigbata clinching the [...]

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    Amalaha fails second doping test

Amalaha fails second doping test

Weightlifter Chika Amalaha is facing a doping ban after her "B" sample confirmed the presence of banned substances.The 16-year-old’s "A" sample tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after she won the 53kg division last Friday, becoming the youngest-ever female to win a weightlifting title at a Commonwealth Games.Amalaha was initially suspended on Tuesday when the test detected amiloride and [...]

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    Doping: Danagogo to ‘severely sanction’ culpable coaches

Doping: Danagogo to ‘severely sanction’ culpable coaches

In the wake of Chika Amalaha testing positive for banned drugs after clinching gold in the women’s weightlifting 52 kg category at the Commonwealth Games, the minister of sport, Tamuno Danagogo, has vowed to deal with any official who encourages athletes to use drugs in sports.Danagogo also revealed his plans to introduce the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – [...]

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    Nigerian gold medallist fails drugs test

Nigerian gold medallist fails drugs test

Chika Amalaha who won gold in weightlifting on Sunday has failed a doping test at the Commonwealth Games.The 16-year-old had set a new Games record in the women's 52-kilogram division but now faces the prospect of being stripped of her gold medal.The Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said on Tuesday that Amalaha tested positive to diuretics and masking agents [...]

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    Teenager wins Nigeria’s first gold in Glasgow

Teenager wins Nigeria’s first gold in Glasgow

Chika Amalaha has won Nigeria’s first gold in the 53kg category of the women’s weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.The 16-year-old first lifted 85kg in the Snatch to set a new Games record, minutes after Indian duo Santoshi Matsa and Swati Singh had set a new mark by lifting 83kg.Amalaha went on to lift 111kg in the [...]

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