Jessica Ennis-Hill to be awarded 2011 World Championship gold after Tatyana Chernova doping

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled after analysis of her biological passport

Jack Austin
Tuesday 29 November 2016 19:52
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Ennis-Hill came second in Daegu in 2011
Ennis-Hill came second in Daegu in 2011

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded the World Championship gold medal from 2011 after the winner, Russian Tatyana Chernova, had her results annulled for doping.

Chernova beat Ennis-Hill to the heptathlon gold medal in Daegu on August 30, 2011, less than 12 months before the Briton became Olympic champion in London.

In 2015, 28-year-old Chernova was banned for two years for doping and stripped of her results for the two years leading up to August 14, 2011, after an analysis of her biological passport dating back to 2009.

However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) have now concluded that she will also forfeit the World Championship gold she won two weeks after the initial two-year window of cancelled results finished.

Cas has imposed an additional ban, saying: "All results between 15 August 2011 and 22 July 2013 are annulled and the athlete will forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period."

Germany’s Jennifer Oeser is set to be promoted to silver, with Poland’s Karolina Tyminska in line to take bronze.

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