Mariya Abakumova - Russia - Bronze medal in javelin at 2013 World Championship.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 18 August 2013

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      Stavropol, Russia
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Mariya ABAKUMOVA - Russia - Bronze medal in javelin at 2013 World Championship.

Maria Abakumova in the women's javelin at the 2013 World Championships.  


 1 Christin OBERGFOLL
GER  69.05 m
 2 Kimberley MICKLE AUS  66.60 PB
 Maria ABAKUMOVA RUS  65.09
 3  Linda STAHL GER  64.78
 4  Kathryn MITCHELL AUS  63.77
 5  Sunette VILJOEN RSA  63.58
 6  Viktoriya SUDARUŠHKINA RUS  62.21
 7  Lingwei LI CHN  61.30

In May 2016, it was reported that Abakumova was one of 14 Russian athletes, and nine medalists,
implicated in doping following the retesting of urine from the 2008 Olympic Games. Abakumova
was named by Russian press agency TASS as having failed the retest, which was undertaken following
the Russian doping scandal of 2015 and 2016. If confirmed, under IOC and IAAF rules, Abakumova
stands to lose all results, medals and records from the date of the original test to May 2016.

On 13 September 2016, her doping was confirmed by the IOC.  She then retired.

On 26th July 2018 the CAS dismissed Abakumova's appeal against her suspension