TEAM GB star CJ Ujah has declared ‘I am not a cheat’ after being provisionally suspended for an alleged anti-doping breach.
The 27-year-old won 4x100m sprint silver in Tokyo.
CJ UJah declared ‘I am not a cheat’Credit: PA
CJ Ujah poses alongside his team-mates on the podium after winning 4x100m relay silver in TokyoCredit: Getty
But Ujah, as well as team-mates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, could be stripped of his medal if he is found guilty.
Ujah, however, is adamant that he did nothing wrong.
Breaking his silence, he told the PA: “It’s taken me a few days to process the information I received on Thursday shortly before it was made public.
“I am completely shocked and devastated by this news.
“To be absolutely clear, I am not a cheat and I have never and would never knowingly take a banned substance.
“I love my sport and I know my responsibilities both as an athlete and as a team-mate.
“I am respecting the formal processes and will not be making any further comment until it is appropriate to do so.”
The presence of banned substances ostarine and S-23 were found in Ujah’s sample.
These help with building muscle.
Italy’s shock double-gold winning sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs taunted that he ‘smiled’ when hearing the news of Ujah’s provisional suspension.
He told Tuttosport: “Doping? The situation has not touched me so much.
After seeing the Ujah investigation I would say that perhaps it is better to look into your own house first and then attack others. It makes me smile
Lamont Marcell Jacobs
“I know the sacrifices and the blows I went through to get here and instead I want to enjoy it 100 per cent.
‘”After seeing the Ujah investigation I would say that perhaps it is better to look into your own house first and then attack others. It makes me smile.”
If found guilty, in addition to losing his silver medal, Ujah could be booted out of athletics for four years.
First, however, he can ask to have his B sample analysed.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs poses with one of his goldsCredit: AFP