Natalya Antyukh received the gold medal within the girls’s 400 metre hurdles on the 2012 London Olympics.© AFP
Russian Olympic champions Natalya Antyukh and Andrey Silnov have every been banned for 4 years for doping after being named within the 2016 McLaren report, the Court of Arbitration for Sport mentioned on Wednesday. Antyukh and Silnov have been each charged final yr with anti-doping violations stemming from the report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency that alleged a system of state-sponsored doping had existed in Russia.
Silnov, 36, received the excessive soar title on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Antyukh, 39, was the gold medallist within the girls’s 400 metre hurdles on the 2012 London Games. She additionally received bronze within the 400m and a silver medal within the 4x400m relay in Athens in 2004.
Both athletes will retain these medals as a result of CAS dominated that solely their outcomes from 2013 onwards will likely be annulled.
Silnov has not competed since 2016 however was vice-president of the Russian athletics federation till 2019, when he stood down.
Sport’s prime court docket additionally punished two different Russian athletes named within the McLaren report, center distance runner Yelena Soboleva and hammer thrower Oksana Kondratyeva.
Soboleva was banned for eight years and had all her outcomes from 2011 to 2016 annulled, CAS mentioned with out giving its causes for the choice. She has already been stripped of her 1500m silver medal from the 2007 world championships.
Kondratyeva, who by no means received a serious medal, was banned for 4 years.
CAS additionally minimize the size of bans for 4 Russians, together with excessive jumper Ivan Ukhov whose ban was diminished from 4 years to 2 years, 9 months.
The resolution has no bearing on an earlier ruling to strip Ukhov of the 2012 Olympic excessive soar title for doping.
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