Blonska tests positive, faces lifelong ban

Ukraine's heptathlon silver medallist Lyudmila Blonska is facing a life ban after the International Olympic Committee confirmed yesterday that her B sample confirmed she had committed a doping offense.
The 30-year-old, who has already served a two year ban after testing positive for a steroid in 2003, failed the dope test after methyl-testosterone, an anabolic steroid, showed up on it.
The 2007 world heptathlon silver medalist and 2008 world indoor pentathlon champion, who underwent the test on August 16, has been stripped of her medal and expelled from the Games.
Her medal will go to American Hyleas Fountain while Tatiana Chernova of Russia gets the bronze.

Updated : 2021-03-06 23:38 GMT+08:00