Doping Controversy: Chukwuemeka Faces Life Ban

Nigeria’s future prospects in shot put is in jeopardy as dependable champion, Vivian Chukwuemeka, is facing a life ban following a positive outcome on tests of her B samples.

She was said to have failed a dope test at the All Nigeria/Cross River Championships last June – a result she contested and suggested that her B sample will prove her innocence, but that did not happen as analysis at the lab in South Africa confirmed that there was indeed dope in her system, when she made a famous comeback at the Calabar championship, after just coming back from a two-year dope related suspension.

“Well, they did the B sample and it tested the same thing. But I do not believe in Nigerian dope testing because it is corrupt.

“How is it that I tested positive in Nigeria and not at the African Championships in Benin after one week of retesting.

“I heard Dr. Ken Anugueje say the samples in Benin were not tested. He lied because one South African girl tested positive,” said Chukwuwemka.

She stated that she was represented by her cousin during the opening of the B sample adding that it took some eight hours before the test could be concluded and her cousin did not wait to get the result.

 

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