Another Russian ban see’s GB’s Kelly Sotherton awarded Bronze

Another Russian ban see's GB's Kelly Sotherton awarded Bronze

Great Britain’s Kelly Sotherton is set to be award a Bronze medal for her exploits in the 2008 Olympic games, following a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) not to overturn the ban handed to Russian athlete Tatyana Chernova.

Chernova was originally stripped of her Bronze medal she won in the Women’s Heptathlon in Beijing after she tested positive for steroids earlier this year, which means Sotherton who originally finished fifth in the event will now be moved up to third after the athlete who finished fourth, Lyudmila Blonska from the Ukraine also received a ban for doping.

This now means that Sotherton who also won the Heptathlon Bronze at the 2004 Athens Olympics will now have three Olympic Bronze medals to her name as she as already seen the 4x400m she was part of award third place after the disqualification of Belarus and Russia.

The ban to Chernova also see’s her stripped of the Gold she won at the 2011 World Championships which has since been awarded to another Brit in the form of the now retired Jessica Ellis-Hill, who belatedly received her medal during last Summers World Championships held in London.

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