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Zaripova stripped of London Olympic steeplechase gold medal

November 21, 2016 20:55 IST

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova has been stripped of the gold medal she won in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase final at the 2012 London OlympicsZaripova, who tested positive for turinabol, was among 12 athletes, including seven medallists, who were disqualified from their events following re-testing of samples, the IOC said.

Image: Russia's Yuliya Zaripova in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase final at the 2012 London Olympics

Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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