Officials announced on Friday that Ghanaian boxer Shakul Samed has been disqualified from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive for a prohibited drug during the competition in Birmingham.
The prohibited diuretic and masking substance Furosemide was discovered in Samed’s A sample, according to a statement from the Commonwealth Games Federation.
The statement read, “He has thus been suspended with immediate effect.”
He will now have the chance to offer more details, such as asking for his B sample’s analysis, before any charges are brought against him.
The Ghana Boxing Federation did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and Samed could not be reached for comment.
The light-heavyweight fighter failed not show up for the weigh-in despite having a fight against Luc Jean Rosalba on Friday.
At the Birmingham Games, which got underway on Friday, Samed, a competitor at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is the first athlete to fail a drug test.