Hatti Archer: GB steeplechaser in line for second 2010 European medal upgrade

Hatti Dean
Archer, then competing as Dean, finished fourth at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona

Britain's 2010 European steeplechase bronze medallist Hatti Archer is in line to be upgraded again after Russian silver medallist Lyubov Kharlamova was found guilty of doping.

Archer, who competed as Hatti Dean, was promoted to bronze in 2015 after Marta Dominguez was found guilty of doping.

The 35-year-old Briton also competed at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka.

Kharlamova was one of six Russians punished for drugs offences by the country's anti-doping agency.

Five other Russian athletes and a weightlifter were also given suspensions by anti-doping department, Rusada.

Irina Sergeyeva, who won a silver medal at the 2009 European Cross-Country Championships, is suspended for two years and six months backdated from May 2015.

Steeplechaser Ekaterina Doseykina, who took part in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, is banned for four years starting from December 2016.

Race walker Zilya Garipova has been given a one-year ban backdated to October 2016 and hurdler Ivan Khudyakov has also been suspended for four years from April 2017.

Weightlifter Anastasiya Vorobyova has also been punished with an eight-year ban, backdated to 25 July.

Meanwhile, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Friday that Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh has been banned for four years and has had her result from the world championships in 2007 scrapped for 'violating rules on prohibited substances'.

The 36-year-old originally came fourth in the triple jump final in Japan, but bronze medal athlete Hrysopiyi Devetzi was disqualified for violating anti-doping rules.

Pyatykh's ban is backdated to 15 December 2016, when she was provisionally suspended.

Her results from competitions between July 2013 and December last year have also been wiped.

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