Anna Mishchenko crosses the line to win the bronze medal in the women's 1500m at the
2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finalnd. The two Turkish athletes who
finished ahead of her also win the Gold and Silver medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games
just a few weeks later. But later event proves "entertaining".
The winner Aslı Çakır Alptekin was later disqualified for doping offences.
On 1st. June 2016, Turkish media reported that Gamze Bulut had
also been found to have employed illegal
performance enhancing methods
by dint of observations of her athlete 'passport'. If confirmed, Bulut
also lose her Olympic and European medals, and all medals and
records from 2012 to 2016.
Mishchenko was upgraded to the silver medal until she herself was
disqualified for drug offences. On 25 February 2016, the IAAF announced,
that Mishchenko had been banned from competition for two years until 17 August 2017,
and all her results since June 28, 2012 will be voided.
This resulted from irregularities in her biological passport.
|| Aslı Çakır Alptekin
|| Gamze Bulut
|| Anna Mishchenko
So here are the current medallists !
Gold Nuria Fernández (Spain)
Silver Diana Sujew (Germany)
Bronze Tereza Čapková (Czech Republic)