Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed has been kicked out of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games for failing a doping test.
Samed’s A sample came back positive for furosemide, prompting an immediate suspension.
Furosemide is a banned masking agent and diuretic.
The light-heavyweight boxer was due to face Luc Jean Rosalba on Friday, the opening day of the Games, but the Mauritian instead won via a walkover.
The Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission has informed Samed and the Ghana Commonwealth Games Association of the failed drug test.
Samed is the first athlete to fail a doping test in Birmingham.
There were no failed tests at the Gold Coast Games in 2018.
Credit: 7news Australia