CJ Ujah 'shocked and devastated' after his failed drugs test

Team GB sprinter CJ Ujah admits he is ‘shocked and devastated’ after his suspension following a failed drugs test as the medal-winning star insists he would ‘never knowingly take a banned substance’

  • Team GB’s CJ Ujah, who won silver at the Tokyo Games, has been suspended   
  • The sprinter has vowed to clear his name after failing a drugs test in Tokyo 
  • He said he was ‘shocked and devastated’ but insists he is ‘not a cheat’ 
  • Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

Great Britain sprinter CJ Ujah says he is ‘shocked and devastated’ by his provisional suspension by the Athletics Integrity Unit over an alleged anti-doping breach.

Ujah, 27, who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics as part of the men’s 4x100m relay team, was informed on Thursday of an ‘adverse analytical finding’ from testing that took place during the Games.

Ujah said in a statement to the PA news agency: ‘It’s taken me a few days to process the information I received on Thursday shortly before it was made public.

Team GB sprinter CJ Ujah has admitted he is ‘shocked and devastated’ after his suspension following a failed drugs test 

‘I am completely shocked and devastated by this news.

‘To be absolutely clear, I am not a cheat and I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance.

‘I love my sport and I know my responsibilities both as an athlete and as a team-mate.

‘I am respecting the formal processes and will not be making any further comment until it is appropriate to do so.’

He denied being a ‘cheat’ and insisted he would never knowingly take a banned substance

Ujah was found to have presence/use of prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, which are selective androgen receptor modulators (SARM) and help with building muscle.

If the case against Ujah is proven, the British relay quartet, also including Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, are likely to be stripped of their silver medals.

The AIU confirmed that Bahrain’s 1500m runner Sadik Mikhou, Georgian shot-putter Benik Abramyan and Kenya sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo have also been provisionally suspended following adverse tests.

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