CJ Ujah: British sprinter ‘shocked and devastated’ after optimistic medicine check

CJ Ujah running in the men's 4x100m relay in Tokyo


Ujah ran the opening leg for Great Britain in the men’s 4x100m relay on 6 August

Olympic silver medallist CJ Ujah has denied wrongdoing and said he is “shocked and devastated” after a positive drugs test.

He has been provisionally suspended after a test showed the “presence/use” of two prohibited substances.

“To be absolutely clear, I am not a cheat,” said Ujah in a statement to the PA news agency on Saturday.

“I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance.”

Ujah was informed on Thursday of an “adverse analytical finding” – the presence/use of prohibited substances ostarine and S-23, which are selective androgen receptor modulators and help with building muscle.

If the case against him is proved, the British relay quartet – also including Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake – are likely to be stripped of their silver medals.

In his statement, Ujah said: “It’s taken me a few days to process the information I received on Thursday, shortly before it…