100m champion tests positive

ATHLETICS: England’s Katherine Endacott could be handed the 100m silver medal after gold medallist Damola Osayemi of Nigeria failed a doping test.

Osayemi, who was only promoted to first after Australia’s Sally Pearson was disqualified for a false start, tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

She has been provisionally suspended until her B sample results are known tomorrow, but if she too is excluded Endacott will be in line for silver.

Endacott finished Thursday’s final in fourth place but was promoted one spot and given bronze following Pearson’s expulsion.

Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines stands to take the gold if the first major doping controversy of the competition is confirmed.