Friday, 19 August, 2022

Ghanaian boxer Samed suspended over doping violation

Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed was Friday suspended by Commonwealth Games chiefs on day one of sporting action in Birmingham after failing a dope test.

The 23-year-old light heavyweight had been due to face Mauritius's Luc Jean Rosalba in the first round of his competition.

"His A sample was found to contain a prohibited substance (diuretic and masking agent -- furosemide)," read a CGF statement.

Samed, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics, can opt to have his B sample tested before any charge is issued.