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Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha faces eight-year ban after failing drug test

Chika Amalaha, whose sample showed traces of steroids, is the third Nigerian woman to have twice tested positive in recent years.


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Chika Amalaha (Photo credit: The Telegraph)

A Nigerian weightlifter stripped of a Commonwealth Games gold medal for doping when she was 16 years old has tested positive again and faces an eight-year ban from the sport, reports Insidethegames.biz.

The report said Chika Amalaha, whose sample showed traces of steroids, is the third Nigerian woman to have twice tested positive in recent years - all of the continental champions.

The past seven Nigerian doping violations announced by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) are all female, and there are two cases yet to be closed, also women.

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Amalaha, 22, made her three best career totals in her past three competitions and was all but certain of a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the 55kg category.

She won this year's African Championships, was second at the recent All-African Games, and finished 12th at the 2018 IWF World Championships, where she posed at the IWF's "Lift Clean" display and posted a photo on Instagram.

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