Russian discus thrower could lose silver medal after positive PED test

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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