Kelly Sotherton set for bronze medal upgrade

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The 31-year-old former heptathlete is set to be upgraded to a third World Championship gold after Tatyana Chernova, victor in Daegu in 2011, was found guilty of doping and stripped of her title in November.

This is how that moment feels.

She first won a bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Games for the heptathlon, which is a track and field combined event made up of seven courses.

Sotherton was originally classified as having finished fifth in the 2008 heptathlon, but after Ukrainian Lyudmila Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, as well as the Chernova announcement, the Briton claimed her third Olympic medal.

It's fair to say everybody is thrilled for her.

Britain's Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to her third Olympic bronze medal.

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Finding out that I've just got another Olympic medal.

More than 100 athletes have had positive results in re-tests of samples taken during the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Olympics conducted by the IOC.

This week Chernova was also stripped of her upgraded Olympic bronze from...

Meanwhile, Russian 400 metre runner Maksim Dyldin has also been disqualified from the London Games after his retested sample was found to contain the same steroid as Chernova's.

The IOC has now caught 111 athletes through retesting from the 2008 and 2012 Games.

Samples are stored for a decade, and for the 2008 and 2012 re-tests Russian Federation has had the most positive cases per nation.

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