Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping

Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping

She finished fifth in in 2008 but has climbed to third after doping bans for Ukraine's Lyudmila Blonska and Chernova.

Chernova, 29 years old, gave positive to turinabol, an anabolic banned by the International Olympic Committee, after a new analysis, with new technologies, on the samples saved from Beijing.

Therefore, Sotherton got a unique chance to become a back-to-back Olympic heptathlon medal holder almost nine years after following up her fifth place with bronze, which upgraded just a week later to fourth when Ukraine's Lyudmyla Blonska was caught doping.

Finding out that I've just got another Olympic medal.

Beckham lauds 'special' duo Kante and Alli
On a side note, more than 40,000 BBC readers selected their best Premier League XI, and the most common pick was Dele Alli. Kante is another player who got away from Arsene Wenger, who was aware of him from his spells at Boulogne and Caen.

She was part of the British 4x400m relay team that was retrospectively awarded bronze in Beijing in 2008 following the disqualification of Belarus and Russian Federation.

In a previous doping case involving the steroid, Chernova lost her 2012 Olympic bronze medal and was also stripped of the 2011 world title, which went to Jessica Ennis-Hill of Britain. On Monday, nearly nine years after the Beijing Games, she got a call to tell her that she had been upgraded to a bronze medal.

The second Russian to be disqualified on Monday was 400m runner Maksim Dyldin, who failed to medal at the 2012 Games in London. However, he still has a relay bronze from the 2013 world championships and European gold and silver medals from 2010 and 2014 respectively. Dyldin also tested positive for turinabol.

Related:

  • Jurassic World 2 Adds Jeff Goldblum

    The as-yet-untitled Jurassic World sequel - the fifth instalment in the franchise - is due to be released in June 2018. Goldblum will be joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the now filming yet-to-be-officially-titled sequel.
    10, including six children, killed in Kurram Agency blast

    10, including six children, killed in Kurram Agency blast

    The injured soldiers were later airlifted in a military helicopter and taken to the army-run hospital in Miranshah military camp. Earlier, on 31st March 2017, a deadliest explosion outside an Imam Bargah killed at least 24 and injured over 80.
    After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says 'nobody has a sense of humor'

    After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says 'nobody has a sense of humor'

    That's his assessment after drawing ire for seeming to dismiss the state of Hawaii as merely "an island in the Pacific". Trump did promise that Mexico would pay for the wall, and Sessions said Congress can find ways to make that happen.
  • Entire US Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

    Entire US Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

    Washington is concerned that Pyongyang may develop the ability to place a nuclear bomb on a missile capable of reaching the US. As the carrier group drills continued, the USS Michigan arrived in the South Korean port of Busan on Tuesday, the U.S.
    Bo Scarbrough: Trio of Alabama backs out for spring game

    Bo Scarbrough: Trio of Alabama backs out for spring game

    Ronnie Harrison also returns as the second-leading tackler and plans to take on more of a leadership role this season. Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban seem like polar opposites, but during his tenure at Alabama, somehow they made it work.

    Belgian, Swiss media circulate reports Macron leads French vote

    Voting was brisk on a bright spring day, defying forecasts of a low turnout after a campaign dominated by scandals. The results will be seen as a credit to French pollsters, who successfully forecast the results.
  • Baloney Meter: Do Canada's efforts to help dairy farmers hurt USA counterparts?

    The United States' own dairy outlook report "clearly indicates the poor results in the US sector are due USA and global overproduction".

    Petr Cech says Gunners must be flawless going forwards

    The defeat for City means Guardiola will finish his first season at The Etihad Stadium without a trophy. They showed a united, determined and playful response.

    Tamil Nadu: AIADMK dumps Sasikala and Dinakaran to facilitate merger

    There can be a scope for talks to pave the way for merger only if these conditions are met, Munusamy said. AIADMK AMMA deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran has called a meeting of his party MLAs at 3 pm today.
  • MK vets say MPs won't vote against Zuma

    MK vets say MPs won't vote against Zuma

    Mbete insisted earlier on Wednesday that the rules of the National Assembly did not give her the authority to withdraw the motion. The applicant (UDM) further asserts that the absence of a secret ballot undermines the goal of the no confidence motion.
    Panel moots UID numbers for cows

    Panel moots UID numbers for cows

    The ambitious project will be concluded by the end of this year and comes at a cost of Rs 148 crore. As per the report, almost one lakh technicians have been armed with 50,000 tablets.

    Kim's desire for peace 'deciding factor' in US-North Korea relations

    But the vice president said he is encouraged and believes North Korea is listening to the Trump administration's concerns. Security Council, said members were working on a statement condemning the latest failed missile launch.

Comments

Latest news

Trump tax plan will sharply slash corporate tax rates
That means Democrats would have to support it, and Republicans and Democrats have major differences when it comes to tax reform. A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump's tax plan even before he releases it.

Sonakshi Sinha hits back confirming she's not performing at Justin Bieber concert
"I read somewhere that a Canadian singer Justin Bieber is coming to India, and actress Sonakshi will perform at the gig". Amaal Malik, in the end, agreed with Kailash Kher and Armaan Malik's thoughts and said, "I second Kailash kher".

Gay men flee persecution and honor killings in Chechnya
Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), who recently met with HRC's Global Innovative Advocacy Summit , led the letter along with Rep. Gay men who were rescued by the network said they didn't believe them at first and thought it was another trap.

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series
The Clippers led by seven with seven minutes to go as Chris Paul took control. (Johnson) made tough shots on our best defender. Joe Ingles came up big for the Utah Jazz as they defeated the LA Clippers 105-98 and levelled the series at two games apiece.

Senators survive another OT to advance in National Hockey League playoffs
It's all been one-goal games so we know they're not going to give up and we're not going to give up either. Drew Stafford and Patrice Bergeron tallied for the Bruins , with Brad Marchand assisting on both goals.

Canada moves to legalise recreational pot
Adults would be able to have up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public and be permitted to grow up to four plants per household. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth.

RIL shares surge on Q4 results
At the end of the year, Reliance Retail operated 3,616 stores across 702 cities with an area of over 13.5 million square feet. Revenues have also registered a significant jump of 38%, rising from Rs 54,189 crore last year to Rs 74,598 crore this year.

LVMH to acquire Christian Dior brand
LVMH already owns Parfums Christian Dior , while Christian Dior Couture was controlled by the family-owned Groupe Arnault. The deal reshuffles LVMH's complex corporate relationship with Christian Dior and the Arnault family.

'It's-a Me, Mario': Target Is Replacing Shopping Carts With Mario Karts
Most of the surprises as fun, but Polygon has discovered a pretty weird restriction when playing the game in Wireless Play mode. If you capture the enemy team, you win - while the "robber" team races to open cells that will free captured drivers.

Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages
On the behavioural aspects, the report highlighted that 99% of Indian language users access internet through their mobile devices. The company said it does one billion translations everyday and 95 per cent of Google Translate has its usage outside of the US.

Supreme Court lets 2nd execution proceed
Lawyers for the state said the inmates scheduled for execution filed an "avalanche" of lawsuits in hopes to stay their executions. Both men were served last meals on Monday afternoon, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves said.

Amber Heard gets 'cheeky' with Elon Musk
Now that Heard and Musk are officially the couple of the summer, perhaps a cute couple nickname will be bestowed upon them. Heard, 31 and Musk 45, were first linked together in July amid The Danish Girl star's divorce from Johnny Depp.

General Election not about independence debate, says Nicola Sturgeon
Scotland will pay a "heavier price" if more Tory MPs are returned to Westminster in June, according to Nicola Sturgeon. Scottish Labour's James Kelly said: "Nicola Sturgeon is attempting to pull the wool over voters' eyes".

Nokia 3310 to launch in India soon
If the report is to be true, Nokia will be taking a massive leap towards success and may even return to their once glory days. Nokia 3310, which some would call the world's favourite phone, will be available later this month in some European markets.

Witnesses heard booms, screams in fatal fire
New York City officials say five people, including children, are dead and multiple people have been injured in a house fire. At least five people were killed in a fire in Queens Village on Sunday. . "It was just really bad", McPhee said.

Other news