Lashmanova stripped of Olympic and world titles

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Race walker loses London 2012 and Moscow 2013 gold medals in ladies’s 20km occasion as a result of breaking anti-doping guidelines

Elena Lashmanova, the Russian race walker who received the ladies’s 20km stroll on the London 2012 Olympics and the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, has been banned for 2 years and had these world titles from 2012 and 2013 taken away.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) mentioned on Monday (March 21): “Following AIU costs based mostly on LIMS information and the McLaren proof, Russian race walker Yelena Lashmanova has been banned for 2 years, beginning 09 March 2021, for the usage of prohibited substances, a violation of World Athletics anti-doping guidelines.”

The AIU added that she is going to face two years ineligibility from March 9 final 12 months till March in 2023 and her outcomes from February 18, 2012, to January 3, 2014, will probably be annulled.

Lashmanova set a world report on the London Olympics 10 years in the past of 1:25:02 when aged solely 20, though that mark has since been overwhelmed.

She is about to show 30 subsequent month and was nonetheless competing final 12 months, albeit inside Russia, the place she clocked 1:25:41 in a single competitors and in addition received the Russian title with 1:27:52.

The Russian was additionally handed a ban from February 26, 2014, to February 25, 2016, after testing optimistic for a banned substance in a pattern given on January 4, 2014. Throughout this time there have been reviews she had flouted the ban and competed in Russia throughout that interval too.

Runner-up within the London 2012 ladies’s race stroll was Qieyang Shenjie, with Chinese language team-mates Liu Hong and Lü Xiuzhi third and fourth that day.

In Moscow in 2013 Lashmanova was adopted house by fellow Russian Anisya Kiryapkina (who has additionally served a doping ban and had her medal eliminated already) with Chinese language athletes Liu Hong and Solar Huanuan third and fourth, then Italian Elisa Riguardo.

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