The Briton Robbie Grabarz wins Olympic high jump silver, as new medals are awarded for doping cases


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Ivan Ukhov’s gold medal in London 2012 was given to Erik Kynard. forgive

The Briton Robbie Grabarz has received an Olympic silver medal in high jumping after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) redistributed the results due to doping cases.

Grabarz, who retired in 2018, won bronze behind Russia’s gold medalist Ivan Ukhov at the London 2012 Games.

However, Ukhov was stripped of its gold after participating in Russia state sponsored doping program.

The American Erik Kynard was awarded the gold medal.

The 34-year-old Grabarz will be together with the Canadian Derek Drouin and the Qatar Mutaz Essa Barshim, who Gold with Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi at the Tokyo Games in August.

The IOC also re-awarded the bronze medal in the women’s high jump, with the Spaniard Ruth Beitia taking it from the disqualified Svetlana Shkolina from Russia, who, like Ukhov, received a four-year ban in 2019, only to reduce it to 33 months in April.

In December Russia’s original four-year ban for all major sporting events was shortened to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after the doping scandal.

Their suspension meant the Russian team, flag and anthem were banned from the Tokyo Games, with Russian athletes running as the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).

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