Russian girl agreed to return the Olympic gold medal

Russian female athletes Yulia Chermoshanskaya, Alexander Fedorova, Evgeniya Polyakova, Yulia Gushchina (left to right) won gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
Photo: Vitaly Belousov/TASS

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Russian athlete Alexander Fedoriva will return the gold medal won in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

Alexander Fedoriva agreed to return the gold medal, said the mother of the sportswoman Lyudmila Fedoriva. Together with Evgeniya Polyakova, Yulia Gushchina and Yuliya Chermoshanskaya Fedoriva won the 2008 Games in Beijing in relay race 4×100 m. In August 2016 the national team of Russia was deprived of the medals in this kind of program . The results of the inspection in the doping sample Chermoshanskaya found two banned substances — stanozolol and dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol).

“Yesterday we contacted the Federation and reported on the readiness to return the medal” — quoted by Lyudmila Fedoriva TASS.

At the Games in Beijing Polyakova, Fedoriva, Gushchina and Chermoshanskaya showed the best time in the final race (42,31 seconds). The second was the Belgian team, composed of Olivia Borle, Hannah Marien, Elodie Ouedraogo and Kim Gawart (42,54). Bronze was won by niharika ene Franca Idoko, Gloria Kamuswaga, khalimat Ismail and Oludamola, Osayomi (43,04). Team Jamaica, which ran the prize-winners of Games-2008 in Beijing Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sharon Simpson, Kerron Stewart and Veronica Campbell, showed the best time in the semifinals, but in the final race made a mistake when transferring the baton and failed to finish.

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