Goldie Sayers set to be awarded bronze medal from Beijing Olympics

Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers - Credit: PA

Newmarket’s Goldie Sayers is set to be awarded a bronze medal from the Beijing Olympics, eight years after competing at the event.

The news comes after Russia’s Maria Abakumova was told to hand back the silver medal she won in the javelin in 2008, after re-analysis of a sample resulted in a positive test for anabolic steroid turinabol.

Sayers came fourth and four years later, in London, injury prevented her from reaching the qualification mark. She failed to qualify for this year’s Games.

Britain’s men’s 4x400m relay team are also set to be awarded bronze medals after Denis Alexeev, 28, tested positive for the same banned substance.

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