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Doping: IPC hands Paralympian Oyema four-year ban

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The International Paralympic Committee has banned Paralympic champion Esther Oyema for four years after she committed an anti-doping rule violation.

The Nigerian para-powerlifter, who won gold at London 2012 Olympics in the women’s 48kg, returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance in a urine sample provided on January 28, 2019 after competing at the Lagos 2019 International Para-Powerlifting event in Nigeria.

As a result of the violation, Oyema will be ineligible for competition for four years from May 3, 2019 to May 2, 2023, the IPC stated on its website.

She has also been stripped of the gold medal she won at the women 55kg event in Lagos together with any points and laurels