Australia features one other bronze after Nigerian drug cheats stripped of Commonwealth Video games gold


A Nigerian doping scandal has seen Australia belatedly awarded an extra bronze medal from final 12 months’s Birimingham Commonwealth Video games.

Nigeria received the ladies’s 4x100m in monitor and area on the Video games after qualifying quickest and Australia took fourth.

However affirmation of a doping violation means Nigeria have been stripped of the win and Australia have been elevated to 3rd, behind new gold medallists England and silver medallists Jamaica.

Australia topped the medal tally finally 12 months’s Video games and that rely now turns into 67 gold, 57 silver and 55 bronze.

It means maiden Commonwealth Video games medals for Ella Connolly, Bree Masters, Naa Anang and Jacinta Beecher, in addition to warmth runner Mia Gross.

Australia additionally win a Commonwealth Video games medal within the occasion for the primary time since bronze on the Melbourne 2006 occasion.

“The Commonwealth Video games Federation confirmed that the violation was relating to an in-competition pattern from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games that returned an hostile analytical discovering of drugs banned on the WADA 2022 prohibited checklist,” Commonwealth Video games Australia stated in a press release.

The CGA congratulated the relay staff, including it might acknowledge the most recent Australian medallists at an applicable time.