Blessing Okagbare Nigerian athlete gets silver medal from 2008 Olympics

Blessing Okagbare Nigerian athlete gets silver medal from 2008 Olympics

Blessing Okagbare Nigerian athlete gets silver medal from 2008 Olympics

His statement comes in the wake of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision on Wednesday to strip Russian long jumper Tatiana Lebedeva of two medals she won at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.

After the disqualifications, first of Devetzi, in September, after give positive for another forbidden suabstance, Stanozolol, and now of Lebedeva, the Cuban must appear as third in the podium of the triple jump in the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008. But the International Olympic Committee recalled those medals after Lebedeva tested positive for the steroid turinabol in a re-analysis of samples taken at the time.

In May, she warned in an interview on the Russian track and field federation's website that WADA could "abuse" its collection of athletes' doping samples to exploit the DNA, "right up to fantastic stories in which from the biological material of elite athletes they clone a superhuman".

Lebedeva, who is the 2004 Olympics champion in long jump, the 2000 Sydney Games bronze medal victor in triple jump and the record holder of indoor triple jump (15.36 metres), was a member of the European Athletics Association's Athletes Commission.

A WADA-commissioned report into Russian track in 2015 alleged widespread drug use and extortion, leading to the national team being banned from global competition.

The Russian athlete was a silver medal victor in long jump and also the silver medalist in triple jump at the 2008 Games in China.

Okagbare won a bronze medal in the event for Nigeria.

In the Russian parliament, she is one of several sports stars.

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