Anju Bobby George's silver may become Gold eight years after participation

It could be a vindication of sorts for Anju Bobby George but 'genuine' athletes will be wary of such decisions if the amount of time taken to reach conclusions is so long.

updated: March 09, 2013 14:23 IST
  • Total Shares

Anju Bobby George could get a Gold, 8 years after competing in the World Athletics finals (2005), if the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decides to strip Russia's Tatyana Kotova of her medal due to doping charges. While Kotova's positive result is from the Helsinki World Championships 2005, which were held just prior to the World Athletics finals, it is almost certain that the Gold will be taken away if she is found guilty in the disciplinary procedures.

Six athletes from Russia and Belarus, including three gold and two silver medalists, have been caught for doping in retests of their samples from the 2005 track and field world championships in Helsinki.

In a reaction to the major development, Anju, told the Times of India that she was not at all surprised by the decision but is wary of the outcome so many years henceforth.

Show Full Article
  • Athletics