already sanctioned, a Russian athlete stripped of the 2012 Olympic gold in the 400m hurdles

Russia’s Natalya Antyukh, already sanctioned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), was stripped of her gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics, the Athletics Integrity Unit ( AIU) having announced on Monday the retroactive cancellation of an additional year of its results.

In the spring of 2021, Antyukh, now 41 and retired, had all of her results obtained between June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2015 canceled for doping by CAS, based on evidence contained in the report. McLaren report which in 2016 highlighted an institutionalized system of doping in Russia.

The IAU has extended this period, starting it on July 15, 2012 – a dozen days before the London Olympics – to “use of a prohibited substance or method” on the basis of data analysis from the Moscow laboratory information management system (Lims), at the heart of this doping system that reigned between 2011 and 2015. This deprived the Russian of the Olympic title in the 400 m hedges, ten years later.

The American Lashinda Demus had won the silver medal in the specialty and the Czech Zuzana Hejnova the bronze. Jamaican Kaliese Spencer finished just off the podium.

Antyukh had already been stripped of her medals obtained with the 4x400m relay (silver at the 2012 Games, gold at the 2013 Worlds and bronze at the 2009 and 2011 Worlds) due to disqualifications for doping by former teammates. On the other hand, she retains two world gold medals with the Russian relay, outdoors in 2005 and indoors the following year.



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