OTTAWA - The women’s 4x400m relay team will be awarded the bronze medal following the disqualification of the Nigerian team. Nigerian runner Folashade Abugan returned an adverse analytical finding from a test conducted following the women’s 400 metre final that was prohibited under the current WADA Prohibited List; subsequently she has been disqualified from all events she participated in during the games.
The Nigerian women’s 4x400m relay team will be stripped of their silver medal while England will move up to receive the silver registering a time of 3:29.51. The Canadian team of Amonn Nelson of Calgary, AB, Adrienne Power of Halifax, NS, Vicki Tolton of Smithers, BC, and Carline Muir of Edmonton, AB, will be awarded the bronze from their performance of 3:30.20. Also a member of the team was Coquitlam, BC’s Ruky Abdulai who ran in the semi-final round helping the Canadian team qualify for the final where she was an alternate. The gold medal was awarded to India with a time of 3:27.77.
Carline Muir moves to 6th place in the 400m. Abugan was also disqualified from the women’s 400-metre final moving Edmonton, Alberta’s Carline Muir up to 6th place in 52.43.
Canada won 17 athletics medals at this edition of the Commonwealth Games, tying the most medals since 1994 when the Games were staged in Victoria, BC Canada.