Russian race walker Yelena Lashmanova has been banned by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for the use of prohibited substances which is a violation of the World Athletics anti-doping rules.
Lashmanova will be stripped of 2012 Olympic and 2013 World titles, marking the sixth Russian track and field gold medal from the London Games to be taken away due to doping.
The 29 year-old accepted a two-year ban, retroactive to March 2021, and all of her results being disqualified from Feb. 18, 2012 to Jan. 3, 2014.
The charges were based on data and evidence from probes that began several years ago into institutionalized doping in Russia, the AIU said on Monday.
Lashmanova was previously banned for two years after a positive drug test in 2014 and has not competed outside of Russia.
Russia originally won 18 medals, eight golds in track and field at the 2012 Olympics.
Lashmanova’s ban means that the total medals stripped from Russian athletes will be seven medals and two golds.
The other Russians previously stripped of 2012 Olympic track and field gold medals for doping include, race walker Sergey Kirdyapkin, high jumper Ivan Ukhov, hammer thrower Tatyana Lysenko, 800m runner Mariya Savinova and 3000m steeplechase runner Yuliya Zaripova.
China’s Qieyang Shenjie is in line to be upgraded to gold in the women’s 20km race walk. Chinese athletes would sweep the medals should they be reallocated. The three Chinese walkers originally finished third, fourth and sixth.
Russia’s athletics federation was suspended by World Athletics in 2015 following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report containing allegations of state-supported doping, which Moscow denied.