• Chicherova's retirement decision on hold

January 10, 2021

London 2012 Olympic high jump champion and convicted drugs cheat Anna Chicherova has reversed her decision to retire for a second time.

Chicherova, stripped of her Olympic bronze medal from Beijing 2008 and her 2009 world silver medal for doping, had planned to call time on her career at the end of 2020.

But the 38-year-old, world champion in 2011, took part in a national event in Yekaterinburg earlier this month and suggested she plans to enter more competitions later this year.

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