New Delhi, Oct 15 : Nigerian runner Folashade Abugan, who bagged two silver medals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, is the fourth athlete to test positive for a banned substance and has been disqualified, the Commonwealth Games Federation said Friday.
Abugan's "A" sample was found to demonstrate findings consistent with an exogenous origin of endogenous steroids. She has requested the CGF for her "B" sample test.
"The Federation Court has determined that Ms. Abugan had committed an anti-doping rule violation," the CGF said in a statement.
"Consequently, she has been disqualified from all events she participated in during the Games, with the results nullified. This includes her silver medal in the women's 400 metres. As she was also a member of her country's second placed 4x400 metre relay team, that result is also nullified," the statement added.
The silver medal for the woman's 400 metres will now be awarded to Aliann Tabitha Pompey of Guyana, with the bronze medal going to Christine Amertil of the Bahamas.
As a consequence of Abugan's disqualification, the women's 4x400 metre relay silver medal will now be awarded to England and the bronze to Canada.
The England relay team consisted of Kelly Massey, Victoria Barr, Meghan Beesley and Nadine Okyere.
The members of the Canadian relay team were Amonn Nelson, Adrienne Power, Vicki Tolton and Carline Muir.(IANS)