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Prisca Chesang becomes the second Ugandan to be suspended for doping

World U20 5000m bronze mdallist, Prisca Chesang of Uganda has been suspended by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for the Presence/Use of a Prohibited Substance (Furosemide), which is a violation of the World Anti-doping rules.

The 20 year-old became the fourth female runner to win for Uganda a medal at the junior championship after Peruth Chemutai (2018), Annet Negesa (2010) and Dorcus Inzikuru (2000) at the 2021 World Athletics U20 Championships held in Nairobi and in Cali last year.

Chesang has been charged under the Article 2.1 and Article 2.2 of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and has been issued with a Charge Notice by AIU.

Chesang becomes the second Ugandan in their running history to be suspended by AIU after the suspension and three year ban of Janat Chemusto for four years.


  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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