15th October, 2010
Englandâ€™s womenâ€™s 4x400m Commonwealth Games relay squad have been promoted to silver after Nigeriaâ€™s Folashade Abugan failed a drugs test in Delhi.
Abugan, who was a part of the Nigerian quartet, has also been stripped of the silver medal she won in the 400 metres. Her team-mates Damola Osayemi, who had won the womenâ€™s 100m, and 110m hurdler Samuel Okon previously failed tests.
Abugan, who tested positive for testosterone prohormone, waived the right to have her B sample analysed. India won the 4x400m relay race with English quartet Kelly Massey, Victoria Barr, Meghan Beesley and Nadine Okyere finishing third. Canada, who were fourth, are promoted to the bronze medal.
In the 400m, which was won by Botswanaâ€™s Amantle Montsho, Guyanaâ€™s Aliann Tabitha Pompey and Christine Amertil of the Bahamas are promoted to silver and bronze respectively.
The Gamesâ€™ Federation said in a statement on the BBC: â€œMs Abugan had committed an anti-doping rule violation. Consequently, she has been disqualified from all events she participated in during the Games, with the results nullified.
â€œThis includes her silver medal in the womenâ€™s 400m. As she was also a member of her countryâ€™s second placed 4x400m relay team, that result is also nullified.â€