McPherson gets 400m bronze from Moscow 2013 after Russian disqualified

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McPherson gets 400m bronze from Moscow 2013 after Russian disqualified

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson will receive a bronze medal from the 400m at the 14th IAAF World Championships, which was held in Moscow, Russia in August 2013, following the disqualification of Russia's Antonina Krivoshapka after she tested positive for illegal drugs.

McPherson is among 15 individuals and relay teams that will be presented their medals at special ceremonies at the London World Championships set to start next week.

McPherson had originally finished fourth in 49.99 seconds but has been bumped up to third place behind Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogo and Botswana's Amantle Montsho who ironically just returned from a drug ban.

The bronze, which will be McPherson's first major individual medal for Jamaica, takes the country's medal haul from Moscow to nine — six gold, two silver and a bronze.

Paul Reid

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