Russian race walker Yelena Lashmanova has been banned for two years and will lose her 2012 London Olympic gold medal, according to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
Lashmanova won gold in the 20-kilometre race walk at the meet as well as at the 2013 World Athletics Championships that took place in Moscow.
Following AIU charges based on LIMS data and the McLaren evidence, Russian race walker Yelena Lashmanova has been banned for two years, starting 09 March 2021, for the use of prohibited substances, a violation of @worldathletics anti-doping rules.— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) March 21, 2022
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The ban is backdated to March 9, 2021. All of her results between Feb. 18, 2012, and Jan. 3, 2014, have been disqualified.
It is verified by Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov that her positive sample (doping compound GW1516) was from her 2012 Olympics. He claims that she had at least two positive findings that went unreported and that this one was reported only because it was witnessed by non-Russians.