RIO 2016

Nigeria win silver following Russia Beijing 4x100m title ban

Franka Edoko, Gloria Kemasuode, Halimat Ismaila and Oluwadamilola Osayemi’s 4 x100m relay bronze medal has been reverted to silver following the suspension of the Russian team.

Russian have been stripped of the 4×100 metre relay title they won at Beijing 2008 after a re-analysis of Yulia Chermoshanskaya’s stored samples resulted in a positive test for banned substances.

The re-analysis of Chermoshanskaya’s samples saw her test positive for anabolic steroids stanozolol and dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.

As a consequence, the 30-year-old and team-mates Yuliya Gushchina, Aleksandra Fedoriva and Yevgeniya Polyakova have all been disqualified and ordered to return their medals from the relay victory.

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