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Richard Kilty fumes over forgiveness towards CJ Ujah for failed drugs test

Ujah has blamed a contaminated supplement for the banned substances ostarine and S23 found in his urine, and is currently facing a potential four-year ban while awaiting sentencing.

Prescod finished last in the Birmingham Diamond League 100m in 10.65 seconds on Saturday, while Kilty was part of a British relay team that failed to get the baton round on their first outing since their Olympic heartbreak.

Adam Gemili replaced Ujah in the quartet, before speaking publicly for the first time about his decision to remain with his coach Rana Reider, who is subject to multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

Fellow British athletes Daryll Neita and Laviai Nielsen have left Reider’s group since it emerged Reider was under investigation, but Gemili has stuck with the American coach despite being dropped from funding for doing so.

“I’m in a sticky situation,” said Gemili. “Until there’s a verdict and I have the facts, I can’t make a decision.

“Everybody has their own decision and people left for different reasons. I won’t make any decisions until information has been relayed to me properly by the proper people.

“Those guys [Neita and Nielsen] made those decisions, I’m supportive of them. We’re still all cool.”

The US Center for SafeSport – an independent organisation that handles allegations of abuse within Olympic and Paralympic sports – has begun investigating Reider, but his lawyer, Ryan Stevens, said it had not yet filed a notice of allegations against his client. “We are fully prepared to defend any forthcoming allegations,” said Stevens. SafeSport said it did not reveal details of investigations.


Question marks over choice of track for Commonwealth Games venue

Concerns have been raised about the decision not to install a top-of-the-range track at Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games athletics venue after a series of slow performances at Saturday’s Diamond League meet.

The stadium was renovated for this summer’s Commonwealth Games at a cost of £72 million, but it has emerged that Birmingham City Council opted for a cheaper track to that used at the upcoming World Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Senior figures in the sport have admitted the Birmingham track was chosen more for longevity than speed, with some questioning why Britain’s new showpiece venue has been put at a disadvantage to its global rivals.

Six world-leading marks were set in Birmingham on Saturday, but three were in field events and only one – the men’s 110m hurdles – was in an individual sprint event, which tend to benefit more from fast track surfaces.

Despite every man in the 100m possessing a personal best of 10 seconds or quicker, Aaron Brown’s winning time was just 10.13sec, while Dina Asher-Smith won the women’s 100m in a sluggish 11.11sec.

Yohan Blake, whose personal best of 9.69sec makes him the second-fastest man in history, came second in 10.18sec. He said: “I don’t know whether it is the cold, or what, but I know I am in great shape and the track was not quick.

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