Sprinter Lashinda Demus was awarded the Olympic gold medal after a decade

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More than a decade after the 2012 London Games, Lashinda Demus, a sprinter from the United States, was awarded an Olympic gold medal at the age of 40, Czechia's Zuzana Hejnova a silver and Jamaica's Kalisz Spencer a bronze. Medal awarded.

An Overview of the News

  • The International Olympic Committee stripped Natalya Antyukh, the original gold medalist in the 400 metres hurdles, of her title due to her involvement in the Russian doping scandal.

  • Antyukh beat Demus by just 0.07 seconds at the London track.

  • Historical evidence recovered from the Moscow testing laboratory database allowed the Athletics Integrity Unit to disqualify Antyukh's results from July 2012 to June 2013.

About London Olympics 2012

  • Held in London, UK from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

  • Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated and competed in 26 sports.

  • The United States topped the medal table with 104 medals, including 46 gold.

  • China finished second with 88 medals, including 38 gold.

  • Great Britain finished third with 65 medals, including 29 gold.

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