Second athlete fails Commonwealth Games doping test

A former 400-metre world champion has become the second Commonwealth Games athlete to fail a doping test in Glasgow. Amantle Montsho of Botswana tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine after surrendering her Commonwealth title for coming in fourth in the women’s 400-metre final. The Commonwealth Games Federation announced that Montsho had been suspended at a hearing in Glasgow. Montsho has asked that her backup sample be tested.

Upon receipt of the analysis of the athlete’s B sample, the court will reconvene to consider the matter further.

Commonwealth Games Federation

The Commonwealth Games Federation announcement came a day after 16-year-old weightlifter Chika Amalaha was stripped of her gold medal after a doping hearing. The Nigerian tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram division last Friday, becoming the youngest female to win a weightlifting title at a Commonwealth Games. There were four failed doping tests at the games four years ago in New Delhi.