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Scottish runner Laura Muir was awarded the 2015 Prague European Athletics Indoor Championships 3000 metre bronze medal nine years after the fact.
Russian Yelena Korobkina was found guilty of doping offences and banned for four years starting in September 2023. Her competitive results from July 2013 to July 2016 have been annulled.
Russian doping news: Laura Muir has been awarded a retrospective European Indoor bronze after Russian Yelena Korobkina was found guilty of doping offences. Scottish athlete Muir, finished fourth in the 3,000m at the 2015 event in Prague. https://t.co/wL7ftsVImQ pic.twitter.com/L9q5qkj4hq— Glasnost Gone (@GlasnostGone) January 5, 2024
Korobkina won the race in the time of 8:47.62. Sviatlana Kudzelich of Belarus was upgraded to gold, and Maureen Koster of the Netherlands was upgraded to silver. Muir was just 21 at the time and it would have been her first international medal.
In 2017, Muir won double gold in the 1500m and 3000m at the Belgrade European Indoor Championships.
Muir’s international medal count is now up to 14, starting in 2015 to 2023.
Mauir earned silver in the 1500m event at the Tokyo Olympic Games, where she clocked a 3:54.50. She also won a bronze during the 2022 Eugene World Athletics Championships in the same event with her 3:55.28 run. Muir is a 13 time Diamond League winner.
Muir will be racing again soon to round into form for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.