Jessica Ennis-Hill to be awarded 2011 world championship gold

Jessica Ennis-Hill is set to be awarded her third world championship gold medal – after the woman who beat her to the top spot in 2011 was stripped of her title due to a doping offence.

Ennis-Hill, who announced her retirement from athletics last month, finished runner-up to Tatyana Chernova in Daegu five years ago.

The Russian had her results in the two years immediately prior to her 2011 triumph annulled after a sample from the 2009 world championship was re-analysed and tested positive for a banned steroid.

Tatyana Chernova and Jessica Ennis-Hill (Dave Thompson/PA)
While last year’s initial sanction stripped Chernova’s results up to August 14 2011, two weeks prior to beating Ennis-Hill in South Korea, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled she must now forfeit her gold medal.

CAS said in a statement: “All results achieved by Tatyana Chernova between 15 August 2011 and 22 July 2013 are annulled and the athlete will forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period.”

Ennis-Hill, the 2012 Olympic champion, claimed her other two heptathlon world golds at Berlin in 2009 and Beijing last year.

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