Nadzeya Astapchuk stripped of gold medal
13:46, — Sport
Belarusian Nadzeya Astapchuk has been stripped of her title after failing a doping test.
The International Olympic Committee has announced the most publicized doping scandal of the 2012 Olympic Games, which were closed yesterday in London. The athlete was first requested to provide a urine sample for a doping control on 5 August. She competed the next day in the women’s shot put event, where she placed first, and was asked to provide a sample straight after her competition. Both samples indicated the presence of metenolone, which is classified as anabolic agent under the 2012 Prohibited List.
Nadzeya Astapchuk, 31, threw 21.36m with her third attempt to win in the Olympic Stadium last week. But Ostapchuk has now been disqualified after officials said metenolone was found in a urine sample she provided.
The organization also reallocated the medals for women's shot put. Original silver medalist Valerie Adams of New Zealand is now the gold medalist.
We remind Lukashenka already awarded the sportswoman with the Order of Fatherland Third Class.
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