BERLIN: Russian high jumperAnna Chicherova was officially stripped of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal after she tested positive for banned substances in re-tests of samples, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.
Chicherova, who won gold in the high jump at the 2012 Olympics, is among several athletes to have been stripped of their Olympic medals following re-tests of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
“Re-analysis of Chicherova’s samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol),” the IOC said in a statement.
Turinabol is a performance-boosting steroid.
The IOC also requested from the international athletics federation (IAAF) to “modify the results of the above-mentioned event accordingly and to consider any further action within its own competence.”
Fellow Russian Elena Slesarenko, a gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Games finished fourth in the competition in China.