Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

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Nigeria's gold medalist Chika Amalaha competing in the women's weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
Nigeria's gold medalist Chika Amalaha celebrates her victory in the women's weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
Nigeria's gold medalist Chika Amalaha celebrates on the podium at the medal ceremony for the women's weightlifting 53kg class, at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 25: Chika Amalaha of Nigeria competes in the Women's 53kg Group A Weightlifting at the Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.

CGF chief executive Mike Hooper says Tuesday that Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning gold in the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division last Friday.

The backup "B'' sample will be tested on Wednesday.

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