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Russian athlete Natalya Antyukh stripped of 2012 Olympics 400m hurdles gold for doping

Last updated: October 24, 2022, 10:58 PM IST

Natalya Antyukh (Twitter)

Natalya Antyukh (Twitter)

The new ruling, based on historical evidence recovered from a database of a testing lab in Moscow, further disqualified Antyukh from all of her events from July 15, 2012 to June 29, 2013, the athletics integrity unit of athletics said.

Russian runner Natalya Antyukh was disqualified Monday from her victory in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics for doping, and Lashinda Demus of the United States will be upgraded to the gold medal.

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Antyukh already served a four-year suspension in an earlier case that was heard last year by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and that stripped her of results from 2013 to 2015.

The new ruling, based on historical evidence recovered from a database of a Moscow testing lab, further disqualified Antyukh from all of her events from July 15, 2012 to June 29, 2013, according to the Athletics Integrity Unit of Athletics.

At the 2012 Olympics on August 8, Demus finished 0.07 seconds behind the Russian winner.

Now 39 years old, Demus is lining up to become an Olympic champion for the first time and receive an International Olympic Committee gold medal to complement her 2011 world title.

The bronze medalist from 10 years ago, Zuzana Hejnová from the Czech Republic, is to be upgraded to silver, and the bronze goes to Kaliese Spencer from Jamaica.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqNl-E1LU70″ width=”942″ height=”530″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> <p>The AIU did not specify evidence against Antyukh from the Moscow database that was part of a years-long standoff between the <a href='https://www.news18.com/world/'>World</a> Anti-Doping Agency and the Russian Authorities.</p> <p>The latest case was prosecuted nationally in Russia and is subject to appeal, the Monaco-based AIU said.</p> <p>Read allLatest sports news here

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