Paris - Russian triple jumper Anna Pystykh was on Friday
handed a four year doping ban and stripped of her 2007 world championship
bronze medal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced.
The now 36-year-old Russian finished fourth in the triple
jump in Osaka but inherited third after the disqualification of Chrysopiyi
Devetzi of Greece, also for doping.
The 2007 bronze medal could now go to Slovenian Marija
Sestak, who originally finished fifth.
Pystykh's positive result for anabolic steroids at the 2007
world championships was revealed in a retest of samples.
All Pystykh's results from July 6 2013 to her provisional
suspension on December 15 2016 have also been wiped from the record books, CAS
added, after she failed a second test for an unspecified banned substance.
Russia was accused in a World Anti-Doping Agency report of
widespread state-sponsored doping. Its athletics team was barred from the 2016
Rio Olympics and this month's 2017 World Championships in London.