Jessica Ennis and USA women’s 4x400m team to receive reallocated gold medals in London

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The IAAF World Championships London 2017 will rightfully see the reallocation of a number of world championship medals including two golds. These upgrades follow the disqualification of the results of the original medallists after their sanction for anti-doping rule violations.

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27.07.2017 – PM IAAF / SPORT4FINAL / Frank Zepp:

The elevation to first place of Britain’s Jessica Ennis for the Daegu 2011 Heptathlon and of the USA women’s team for the Moscow 2013 4x400m will take place in the London Olympic stadium just prior to the start of the evening competition session.

The USA squad will receive their gold medals on Friday 4 August, the opening evening of the championships, while Ennis will receive her medal on Sunday 6 August. Both ceremonies will be accompanied by their national anthems and flags.

In total, 11 individual athletes and five teams from across 11 events at four previous IAAF World Championships have accepted invitations to receive their reallocated medals in London. With respect to fellow athletes who have not been able to take up this opportunity, the IAAF is in contact with their national federations to find other occasions to present them their medals.

IAAF President Sebastian Coe commented, „I’m delighted that the athletes are properly honoured for their achievements and what better way than in front of passionate athletics fans at a major championship. For those receiving gold medals their moment in London will be all the more special as they will hear their national anthem played. Whatever their nationality clean athletes worldwide will celebrate with them.“

Jessica Ennis and USA women's 4x400m team to receive reallocated gold medals in London - Foto: Fotolia
Jessica Ennis and USA women’s 4x400m team to receive reallocated gold medals in London – Foto: Fotolia

IAAF World Championships Medal Reallocation Ceremonies in London:

DAY 1 – FRIDAY 4 AUGUST

PRESHOW in London Olympic Stadium

Time slot – 1800 to 1835hrs in the following order:

4x400m Women – Berlin 2009

GBR (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

Lee McConnell

Christine Ohuruogu

Vicki Barr

Nicola Sanders

400m Women – Daegu 2011

Francena McCorory USA (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

4x400m Women – Daegu 2011

GBR (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

Perri Shakes Drayton

Nicole Sanders

Christine Ohuruogu

Lee McConnell

400m Women – Moscow 2013

Stephanie Ann McPherson JAM (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

4x400m Women – Moscow 2013 – with anthem

USA (promoted from Silver to Gold)

Jessica Beard

Natasha Hastings

Ashley Spencer

Francena McCorory

GBR (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

Eilidh Doyle (née Child)

Shana Cox

Margaret Adeoye

Christine Ohuruogu

FRA (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

Marie Gayot

Lenora Guion-Firmin (absent)

Muriel Hurtis-Houairi

Floria Guei

DAY 2 – SATURDAY 5 AUGUST

PRESHOW in London Olympic Stadium

Time slot – 18:00 to 18:50hrs in the following order:

10.000m Women – Osaka 2007

Kara Goucher USA (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

Jo Pavey GBR (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

1500m Women – Osaka 2007

Irina Lishchynska UKR (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

Long Jump Women – Daegu 2011

Ineta Radevica LAT (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

DAY 3 – SUNDAY 6 AUGUST

PRESHOW in London Olympic Stadium

Time slot – 18:00 to 18:35hrs in the following order:

Shot Put Men – Osaka 2007

Rutger Smith NED (promoted from 4th to Bronze)

Heptathlon Women – Daegu 2011 – with anthem

Jessica Ennis GBR (promoted from Silver to Gold)

Jennifer Oeser GER (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

DAY 10 – SUNDAY 13 AUGUST

After the championship Race Walk Medal Ceremonies at The Mall

Time slot – After approximately 16:15hrs

20km Race Walk Men – Berlin 2009

Eder Sanchez MEX (promoted from Bronze to Silver)

Giorgio Rubino ITA (promoted from 4th to Bronze)


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