Athletics – Jacobs: Brits should take care of themselves when doping – sport

Rome (AP) – Italy’s Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs believes the British team should make their way when it comes to doping accusations.

“A few days ago you said false things about me and now you are in the situation that your first relay athlete tested positive,” the 24-year-old told the public television station Rai 1. The doping accusations against him They would not have been affected, assured the Italian athlete. It is better to pay attention to what is happening in your own home before attacking others without any evidence.

Jacobs won gold in the 100-meter sprint at the Tokyo Olympics and also won the 4×100-meter relay. The British team won silver. Sprinter Chijindu Ujah was temporarily suspended on suspicion of doping, as announced on Thursday by the independent integrity commission of the World Athletics Federation (AIU). Therefore, Ujah had tested positive for two androgen receptor binding substances (SARMS), which are similar in their effects to anabolic and androgenic steroids.

The British team is threatened with losing the silver medal. If sample B confirms the result, not only will the 27-year-old Olympic silver be retired, but also his squadmates Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Richard Kilty and Zharnel Hughes.

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