Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria’s 2008 long jump silver medalist, has reacted to the Athletics Integrity Unit’s (AIU) decision to ban her for ten years for doping offenses.
The 33-year-old, who is also a sprinter, was kicked out of last year’s Tokyo Olympics before the women’s 100m semi-finals after testing positive for human growth hormone during an out-of-competition test in Slovakia on July 19.
After she was found guilty, the AIU stated on Friday, February 18 that she will be sentenced to a 10-year ban.
Blessing reacted to the judgment on her Instagram page, saying that her lawyers are examining it for their next course of action.
”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”she wrote