Poland’s Włodarczyk awarded 2012 Olympic gold after rival disqualified
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Polish hammer thrower Anita Włodarczyk said on Tuesday that she has been officially awarded the gold from the 2012 London Olympics after a Russian rival was stripped of her medal for a doping violation.
Anita Włodarczyk. Photo: PAP/Aleksander Koźmiński
Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko was retroactively disqualified in 2016 after she was caught in the retesting of stored doping samples.
Poland’s sportowefakty website reported that Włodarczyk officially received news on Tuesday that she had been awarded the gold for the 2012 Games. The Pole finished second after Lysenko at the time, with a best throw of 77.60 metres.
The decision means Włodarczyk now officially has two Olympic gold medals. She won the women's hammer throw in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Włodarczyk, a three-time world champion, took the gold in the women's hammer throw at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin on Sunday.