Aishwarya Mishra's 2023 Asian Championships Bronze Upgraded to Silver

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Aishwarya Mishra, an Indian athlete, is poised to see her bronze medal in the women's 400m sprint event at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships upgraded to silver.

An Overview of the News

  • The upgrade follows the disqualification of the original silver medalist, Farida Soliyeva from Uzbekistan, due to a failed doping test.

  • Soliyeva tested positive for meldonium, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since 2016.

  • The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), responsible for combating doping in athletics, has imposed a 3-year ban on Soliyeva starting from September 13, 2023.

  • Furthermore, all of Soliyeva's results from July 13, 2023, onward have been nullified.

  • As a result of this disqualification, Haruna Kuboyama from Japan will now hold the bronze medal.

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