U.S. high jumper Chaunte Lowe won an Olympic bronze medal, nine years after finishing sixth at her competition.
Lowe’s result from Beijing 2008 was upgraded due to doping from the original third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers.
The medal is being sent from the International Olympic Committee and will be presented to Lowe at a special ceremony, details to be announced, the U.S. Olympic Committee said Tuesday.
“It’s easy to look at this situation and think about all that was lost, but I choose to look forward to all that was gained,” Lowe said in a press release. “In the last nine years, I have met amazing new people, my husband and I have had two additional children, and all three of our kids can now understand the gravity of this moment. I am proud to have represented this country with integrity that withstood the test of time!”
Retests of doping samples from the original third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers (two Russians and a Ukrainian) all came back positive for the banned steroid turinabol in results announced last year.
Lowe, 33, competed at the last four Olympics. She was fourth in Rio.
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