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Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko stripped of London 2012 hammer gold after drug retest

Russian hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko has been stripped of the gold medal she won at the London 2012 Olympics following a positive drugs retest.

The double world champion, who was already serving a doping ban imposed by athletics’ governing body the IAAF, now faces a lifetime ban from the sport.

“Re-analysis resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance turinabol,” a statement from the International Olympic Committee reads.

Lysenko has now tested positive for drugs three times during her 15-year career, missing the 2007 World Championships and 2008 Olympic Games through suspension.

London 2012 silver medalist Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland is expected to be promoted to gold as a result of the Russian’s latest offence.

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Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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