Russian javelin thrower of a hammer Tatyana Lysenko (in marriage – Beloborodov), who won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic games in London, refused to return the award. This was announced by her husband and her coach Nikolai Beloborodov.
“Of course, no medals, we are not going to return, – quotes the words Beloborodova “Sport-Express”. – First of all, Tanya said, what are we going to sue and that the case is not completed. Second, the career she has finished and in any case, more does not act. I think for many she was, and has remained an Olympic champion. With us do not behave like human beings, and I don’t really understand why we should suddenly return the medal.”
We will remind, the decision on whether to return the gold medal was taken by the International Olympic Committee on the basis of rechecking doping samples from the 2008 Games and 2012.
Lysenko informed twice was disqualified for steroids. Taking into account relapse, she faces a long ban. In spring the athlete was suspended from competition after checking it out doping tests world Championships in athletics 2005.