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Teenage girl fails doping test at Commonwealth Games
Teenage girl fails doping test at Commonwealth Games

A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter has failed her initial drug test at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and could become one of the youngest athletes ever caught doping at an international event. Chika Amalaha had set an altogether different mark Friday when she won the 117-pound division and became the youngest female weightlifter to earn Commonwealth gold. But a subsequent test detected traces of amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic and masking agent which can help lifters gain an advantage by losing weight and competing against smaller opponents. After officials provisionally suspended Amalaha from the Games, she requested that her backup...

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