Nigeria’s Para Powerlifter, Esther Oyema stripped of gold medal, receives a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violation

As a result of her violation, Oyema will be ineligible for competition for four years from 3 May 2019 to 2 May 2023.
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Nigeria’s Para Powerlifter, Esther Oyema

Current World Para Powerlifting and Paralympic, Esther Oyema has been banned for four years by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), after committing an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV), reports SportsBay.com.

It is to be recalled that Oyema won gold in the women's up to 48 kg at London 2012.

According to a statement on the official website of the IPC, Oyema will be stripped of her medal which she won in the women's competition up to 55 kg in Lagos, along with any points and prizes.

After competing at the Lagos 2019 International Para Powerlifting Competition on 28 January 2019, Oyema reportedly returned an adverse analytical finding for a prohibited substance in a urine sample provided.

As a result of her violation, Oyema will be ineligible for competition for four years from 3 May 2019 to 2 May 2023. She has also been stripped of the gold medal which she won in the women’s up to 55kg competition in Lagos, together with any points and prizes.

“The substance was 19-norandrosterone. This is included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2019 Prohibited List under the class S1.1B Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and their Metabolites and isomers
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Each athlete is strictly liable for the substances found in his or her sample. An ADRV occurs whenever a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) is found in his or her bodily specimen, whether or not the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault”.

Following this ban, Oyema will not feature in 2021 rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Para Olympics.

Every competitor shall be strictly responsible for the substances contained in their sample. An ADRV occurs whenever a prohibited substance (or its metabolites or markers) is found in his or her body specimen, whether or not the athlete used a prohibited substance intentionally or unintentionally, or was negligent or otherwise at fault.

As a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), the IPC remains committed to a sporting environment that is free of doping at all levels.

In the spirit of fair play, the IPC, along with the International Federations and the National Paralympic Committees, created the IPC Anti-Doping Code (the Code) for Paralympic athletes to avoid doping in sport. The Code is in keeping with WADC's general principles.

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