Jo Pavey could be awarded retrospective bronze medal from 2007 World Championships

Jo Pavey could be awarded retrospective bronze medal from 2007 World Championships

JO PAVEY could be retrospectively awarded a bronze medal from the 2007 World Championships after it was confirmed that one of her rivals is under investigation for doping offences.

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Pavey narrowly missed out on a medal in Osaka in 2007

The Turkish Athletics Federation issued a statement on their website in which it confirmed Elvan Abeylegesse, who won a 10,000m silver medal in Osaka, has been requested to provide a defence regarding her sample, which was recently retested.

If Abeylegesse is subsequently stripped of her medal it would mean Pavey, who finished fourth in the race, would be upgraded and earn the first World Championship medal of her career.

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