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Hammer Thrower Changes Nations to US, Eager for Track Worlds

Cincinnati's Annette Echikunwoke wins the women's weight throw during the NCAA college indoor track and field championships Saturday, March 11, 2017, in College Station, Texas. Three days before the hammer thrower from Ohio was to compete and represent Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics, she was informed she couldn't. Due to a federation glitch concerning drug testing. On her 25th birthday, no less.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke), File
Cincinnati's Annette Echikunwoke wins the women's weight throw during the NCAA college indoor track and field championships Saturday, March 11, 2017, in College Station, Texas. Three days before the hammer thrower from Ohio was to compete and represent Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics, she was informed she couldn't. Due to a federation glitch concerning drug testing. On her 25th birthday, no less.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke), File

Eugene, Ore. (AP) -- A few days before the hammer thrower from Ohio was scheduled to compete and represent Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics, she was informed she couldn't.

Over a federation error concerning drug testing. On her 25th birthday.