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Jessica Ennis-Hill set to get 2011 Worlds gold after Chernova results annulled


Chernova and Ennis

Tatyana Chernova (left) celebrates winning World Championship gold at Daegu in 2011

Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded the World Championship heptathlon gold medal from 2011 after Russian winner Tatyana Chernova had her results annulled for doping.

Chernova, 28, won gold ahead of Ennis-Hill in Daegu on 30 August 2011.

She was banned in 2015 for two years for doping, and stripped of two years of results, up to 14 August 2011.

announced her retirement from athletics in October.

Germany’s Jennifer Oeser, who won bronze in 2011, is set to be promoted to silver, with Poland’s Karolina Tyminska in line to take the bronze.

Lithuania’s Austra Skujyte is set to be given the Olympic bronze from 2012, having finished fourth behind third-placed Chernova. Ennis-Hill won gold.

Meanwhile, Russian middle-distance runners Ekaterina Sharmina and Kristina Ugarova have also been sanctioned after their cases were taken to Cas by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Ugarova was named in an independent World Anti-Doping Agency report last November which called for Russian athletes to be banned, but threatened legal action to clear her name.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/38151494