Blessing Okagbare reacts to ten year ban handed to her for doping violation

Nigeria’s 2008 long jump silver medalist, Blessing Okagbare, has reacted after Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) handed her a 10-year-ban for doping violations.

The 33-year-old 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.

On Friday February 18, the AIU announced its decision to place her on a 10-year ban after she was found guilty.

Taking to her Instagram page to react, Blessing wrote:

”My attention has been drawn to the statement issued by the AIU regarding its disciplinary panel decision. My lawyers are currently studying it for our next line of action which we will inform you soon”




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