The winning quartet comprises Ofili, Chukwuma, Amusan, and the provisionally suspended Grace Nwokocha.
Team Nigeria’s gold medal winning 4x100m women’s relay quartet from the last Commonwealth Games in Birmingham was conspicuously missing in the list of recipients for cash and national awards from President Muhammadu Buhari.
The winning quartet comprises Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Tobi Amusan and Grace Nwokocha, who has been provisionally suspended for allegedly using prohibited performance enhancing steroids.
The suspended Nwokocha ran the anchor leg as Team Nigeria won the gold ahead of England and Jamaica with a new African record of 42.10s.
However, because of the findings of the Athletics Integrity Unit, which earlier this month issued Nwokocha’s suspension because of the Presence/Use of Prohibited Substances (Ostarine and Ligandrol), both the gold medal and the African Record risk being thrown out.
President Buhari, at a reception held on Thursday, doled out N200 million to various categories of athletes for their performances at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships in Oregon.
The Women’s 4x100m Relay was not mentioned on the list that PREMIUM TIMES obtained, in contrast to the Men’s 4x100m Relay team that took third place, and were captured in Category D. They thus received N1.5 million and the National Honour of Federal Republic Medal One.