Tokyo Games news - Italy hero Lamont Marcell Jacobs: CJ Ujah's suspenion 'made me smile' after rumours
CJ Ujah was part of Team GB's 4x100m relay team claimed silver at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer but squad member CJ Ujah has since been provisionally suspended for breaking anti-doping rules. After speculation over his own situation, Italy's gold medal winner Lamont Marcell Jacobs said the ban 'made me smile'.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs shows off his Olympic gold medals on his return to Rome
“Instead, I want to enjoy it 100%. Having seen the investigation into Ujah I would say that perhaps it’s better [for the British] to look closer to home before attacking others. It made me smile.”
Ujah’s provisional test results returned positives for two illicit substances, and it may result in the British 4x100m relay team losing their medals. That would see Canada moved into silver and the Chinese four moved into bronze.
Team GB won 65 medals at the games, which is now under threat, and Ujah could be banned for four years if he is ultimately found guilty of transgressing.
Italy won 40 medals, including Jacob’s solo 100m victory and the men’s 4x100m relay team he took part in.
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