Kimie Bunyasaranand
Friday November 30th, 2012

Russian discus thrower, Darya Pishchalnikova, may lose the silver medal she won in London after testing positive for a banned substance. (Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty Images)

Russian Olympian, Darya Pishchalnikova may lose the silver medal she won in the discus at the 2012 Games in London after testing positive in a doping test, reports the Associated Press:

Russia's All Sports agency says Pishchalnikova tested positive for the banned substance Oxandrolone in a reanalysis of a sample taken in an out-of-competition control last May. The original test was negative, but her sample was checked again months later based on a more advanced testing method introduced by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Pishchalnikova, 27, who was competing in her first Olympics in London, also faces a lifetime ban. If she is stripped of her medal, the silver would go to China's Li Yanfeng and bronze to Yareli Barriosnikova of Cuba.

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