For flouting the anti-doping rule, Nigerian Para-powerlifter and paralympic gold medalist, Esther Oyema has been placed on a 4-year ban by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced.
She has also been stripped of her gold medal and title.
This is coming after a doping substance, I9-norandrosterone was found in a urine sample she provided as far back as January 28, 2019 during the Lagos 2019 International Para Powerlifting Competition in Nigeria.
Oyema had who won the gold at London 2012 in the women’s 48kg.
This recent development means that the powerlifter will be ineligible for competition for four years from May 3, 2019, to May 2, 2023. She will therefore miss the opportunity of Tokyo 2020.Photo Credit: Getty