Women's Heptathlon 800m, second lap, back straight - Austra Skujytė, Kristina Savitskaya, Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida, Laura Ikauniece, Jessica Zelinka, Tatyana Chernova, Lyudmyla Yosypenko, Lilli Schwarzkopf, Jessica Ennis This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.
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Russia was disqualified from that race this year after one of its athletes, Antonina Krivoshapka, tested positive.
“It’s taken awhile but I’m so pleased to be finally receiving my gold medal! A number of other athletes who have chosen not to attend the London event next month, or are unable to, will be given their medals on other occasions.
She will, however, receive the heptathlon gold won by Tatyana Chernova in 2011. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) yesterday announced that it had dismissed the Russian’s appeal, having lost the medal after she tested positive for the steroid turinabol.
The IAAF plans to go ahead with a special ceremony at the World Championships, with Ennis-Hill pencilled in to receive her gold…
On her senior global debut at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics she failed to finish the competition.At the start of the 2010 season, she originally was awarded the bronze medal in the pentathlon at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, finishing behind Jessica Ennis and Nataliya Dobrynska.Chernova represented Russia at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and finished fourth in the heptathlon with 6512 points.CAS' decision means Chernova also loses her London 2012 bronze medal, with Lithuania's Austra Skujyte upgraded from fourth place.CAS also confirmed Chernova would be "sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of three years and eight months, beginning on 5 February, 2016." However, the statement added: "Ms Chernova's period of suspension from 22 July, 2013, until 21 July, 2015, previously imposed by the Russian Anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), is to be deducted from this sanction." Also included in Tuesday's statement were details of sanctions for Russian track duo Ekaterina Sharmina and Kristina Ugarova after blood doping was identified following analysis of their athlete biological passports.