Feb. 10, 2017 06:47PM EST
Caster Semenya is awarded the gold medal for the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics after Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova was disqualified for doping.
Caster Semenya wins gold—five years later.
<p>The South African mid-distance runner takes the 800m gold for the 2012 London Games, after the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) disqualified Russian mid-distance runner, <strong>Mariya Savinova-Farnosova</strong>, who originally won the race, for doping.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.enca.com/sport/caster-semenya-awarded-gold-for-800m-at-2012-london-games" target="_blank">eNCA</a>, CAS released a statement on the decision today, determining that Savinova-Farnosova was doping between July 2010 to August 2013.</p><p>As a result, all her achievements during that period have been disqualified. She's currently ineligible from competing, which began in August 2015.</p><p>This makes Semenya a double Olympic champion.</p><p>Congrats, Caster!</p>
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