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Looks like there's a decent chance that one of our bronze medals will be upgraded to Silver:

 

https://www.sportsnet.ca/olympics/article/british-olympic-silver-medallist-chijindu-ujah-suspended-doping-violation/

 

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Chijindu Ujah, who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics as part of the British team in the men's 4x100 metres relay, has been suspended for a doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced Thursday.

The 27-year-old — along with his teammates Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Richard Kilty and Zharnel Hughes — could be stripped of their medal. The Canadian team — consisting of Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney, Jerome Blake and anchored by Andre De Grasse — claimed bronze, while China finished in fourth.

 

According to the AIU, Ujah tested positive for S-23 — a selective androgen receptor modulator, which aids muscle building — and Ostarine, an anabolic agent designed to have similar effects to testosterone.

The AIU also announced that three other athletes tested positive for a banned substance at the Games and have been suspended, including middle-distance runner Sadik Mikhou of Bahrain, Georgian shot putter Benik Abramyan and Kenyan sprinter Mark Otieno Odhiambo.

"The AIU now awaits the conclusion of the ITA proceedings against the above athletes, which will determine whether any anti-doping rule violations have been committed and what consequences (if any) should be imposed in relation to the Olympic Games," the organization said in a press release.

"Any consequences beyond the Olympic Games to be imposed upon the athletes under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules will be determined following the conclusion of the ITA proceedings."

 

 

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9 hours ago, johngould21 said:

Rumours running rampant about the 100m gold winner from Italy.

 

I’m always sceptical on late career peaks.  Maybe it’s just good Italian pasta but I wouldn’t be shocked to see a positive steroid test in the future 

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10 hours ago, flat land fish said:

Now they just need to pinch that top dog from Italy and we get the gold.

Wouldn’t any future positive test not effect his Olympic result though?  

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Pure class.....

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/more-sports/polish-javelin-thrower-auctions-tokyo-olympics-silver-medal-to-help-infant-get-heart-surgery/ar-AANsuYp?li=AAggFp5

 

 
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Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her silver medal from the Tokyo Olympics for $125,000 with the goal of using the funds to help an infant receive a life-saving heart surgery.
Andrejczyk explained Wednesday in a Facebook post that she discovered a fundraiser for 8-month-old Miłoszek Małysa. The boy had a serious heart defect and was in need of surgery but the family was looking to attain financial support. 
Andrejczyk promptly auctioned off her silver medal from the javelin competition. Previously, she missed a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics by 2 centimeters. Andrejczyk suffered from a shoulder injury that year that required surgery and forced her to miss 2017 competitions, and she was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2018 – all before making her comeback that led to medaling in Tokyo. 

Andrejczyk wrote on her Facebook page in Polish of the situation as translated by ESPN and other outlets: "He already has a head start from Kubus – a boy who didn't make it in time but whose amazing parents decided to pass on the funds they collected. ... And in this way, I also want to help. It's for him that I am auctioning my Olympic silver medal."

Żabka, a Polish supermarket chain, won the auction with a bid of $125,000, Andrejczyk said on Instagram. The money raised will allow the boy to get the necessary surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, she said on Facebook.

After winning the auction, Żabka returned the medal to Andrejczyk – making it a donation for the boy and Andrejczyk's cause. 

 

Good on Andrejczyk and good on Żabka. Hopefully, this little boy has a long and healthy life, thanks to them....

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De Grasse just won 100m. 9.73 sec. Olympic gold in Tokyo was 9.79.  Different wind conditions, not directly comparable, but still that's a fast time.  He can contend for the gold next Olympics. 

 

 

 

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On 8/13/2021 at 10:10 AM, flat land fish said:

I’m always sceptical on late career peaks.  Maybe it’s just good Italian pasta but I wouldn’t be shocked to see a positive steroid test in the future 

Pasta androgeno. 

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8 minutes ago, Jaimito said:

De Grasse just won 100m. 9.73 sec. Olympic gold in Tokyo was 9.79.  Different wind conditions, not directly comparable, but still that's a fast time.  He can contend for the gold next Olympics. 

 

 

 

DeGrass has the highest top speed.  (43kph).  If he’s close at 60 metres he will win.  

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On 8/21/2021 at 5:47 PM, Jaimito said:

De Grasse just won 100m. 9.73 sec. Olympic gold in Tokyo was 9.79.  Different wind conditions, not directly comparable, but still that's a fast time.  He can contend for the gold next Olympics. 

 

 

 

9.98 gets you 8th place.  That has to smash the record for the 8th place finisher.  Andre is going to have lots of competition the next few years.  

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