Russian athlete stripped of London 2012 gold medal

Mariya Savinova

The ruling also means Osaka 2007 world champion, Janeth Jepkosgei will also be upgraded to Daegu 2011 silver after the same Russian athlete beat the Kenyan and South Africa's Caster Semenya to the top medal.

Semenya could become the first female back-to-back Olympic 800m gold medallist and first women to win the double in the two-lap race at the Games.

Accordingly, all her results achieved in that period were disqualified.

Savinova was also stripped of her 2011 world championship gold‚ another race where Semenya ended second.

In 2014, Savinova-Farnosova was filmed undercover by Russian doping whistle-blower Yulia Stepanova, and appeared to admit to injecting banned substances.

WADA has since said the Moscow laboratory played a central role in Russia's "state-sponsored" doping.


The CAS acted as the main tribunal in the case as the Russian athletics federation is suspended by the world body because of the doping controversy.

She is the latest in a growing list of Russian athletes to have past Olympic medals taken away over doping, as the nation struggles to overcome its most widespread doping scandal ever.

She's now ineligible from competing, which began in August 2015.

Dmitriev spoke of secret video footage of suspended coach Kazarin, who is seen in a sports hall in Chelyabinsk during a training session for 400m runner Artem Denmukhametov.

Kazarin is a former coach of Stepanova, who along with husband Vitaly Stepanov has taken up residence at an unknown location in the United States due to having to flee Russian Federation after they provided evidence of state-sponsored doping in 2014. Melnikov was banned for life by the IAAF past year, while Kazarin is suspended awaiting the results of an investigation, though he's been accused of breaking that suspension by continuing to coach Russian runners.

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