Monday, October 11, 2010
Nigerian Oludamola Osayomi women 100 metres winner at the 2010 Commonwealth Games is another cheating athlete??
Nigeria's Oludamola Osayomi celebrates after winning the women's 100m final at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. She has since failed a drugs test.
The women 100 metres final at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. Sally Pearson of Australia initially won the race in a time of 11.27 seconds followed by Oludamola Osayomi of Nigeria in 2nd place in 11.32 seconds. Now both Pearson and Osayomi are out of medal. Pearson was disqualified for a false start, elevating Osayomi to 1st place.
But now, it seems Osayami's gold medal will also be stripped because she was tested positive for a banned stimulant. Here in the race, can you detect a false start by Pearson?? The answer is no!! Infact Pearson was one of the slow starters, running behind Osayomi before a final surge in the last 30 metres, saw her finishing first..
Another athlete caught cheating??? Well 2010 Commonwealth 100 metres women winner, Nigerian Oludamola Osayomi's gold medal may be stripped...
What a shame to Nigeria at New Delhi...
Same case happend at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where then Women's 100m winner - Marion Jones had her gold medal stripped after admitting to using banned drugs to enhance performance..
The news was confirmed by the 2010 Commonwealth Games official websites here
Osayomi's A-sample tested positive for methylhexaneamine - a stimulant banned by the World Anti-Doping Authority, but set to return to its original ''non-specified'' classification from next year - and officials were awaiting the results of her B-sample before taking action.
Methylhexaneamine made headlines earlier this year when eight Indian athletes, including six wrestlers, tested positive for the substance which can be found in nasal decongestants.
Meanwhile the Nigerian team officials claim Osayomi's positive test could be traced to medication she was prescribed for a toothache, and declared their intention to fight any move to strip the sprinter of her gold medal.
Dr Mani Jegathesan, a former Malaysian sprint king who is the Commonwealth Games anti-doping chief, admitted Osayomi's failed drugs test would tarnish the image of the Games to some degree.
He also denied any suggestion that anti-doping measures had been compromised by the chaotic start to the Games, during which the late arrival of many athletes forced alterations to the testing program.
''That has not been the case,'' Jegathesan told the Herald. ''Every system in place is a balance between affordability and availability, and you have to find that. What I believe we have put in place is a system where every athlete feels they are an equal chance of being tested before, during or after a race. They should be thinking, 'It could be me today,' whether it's because they have won a medal, selected at random or targeted.
''We've done nearly 900 tests, and this is the first positive, and I think that says a lot. It's not great news for the Games, but it is news that shows there are systems in place that should act as a deterrent.''
Well this is another episode of controversy in the women 100 metres of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Osayomi was previously elevated to first place in the 100m final after Sally Pearson - the Australian athlete who finish the race first, was disqualified.
Pearson - the 110 metres hurdles specialist was disqualified after IAAF appeals jury upheld a protest by England arguing that Pearson false started.
Although sensors detected England's Laura Turner breaking one-thousandth of a second ahead of Pearson, England successfully mounted a case that the tiny discrepancy between the sprinters' reaction times should constitute a dead-heat false start, resulting in the disqualification of both Pearson and Turner.
The 24-year-old Osayomi finished second in a time of 11.32 seconds, behind Pearson (11.27s).
The ruling allowed England sprinter Katherine Endacott to move from fourth to third place. Should Osayomi be stripped of gold, Endacott could be elevated further into silver medal position, with Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines in line for the gold.
The pair had contrasting fortunes on their return to the track on Sunday night, 10.10. 2010.
Pearson qualified fastest for tonight's 100m hurdles final, while Osayomi finished fourth in the 200m semi-final, and failed to reach the medal round.