GB middle distance runner Jo Pavey may be set to retrospectively receive a World Championship bronze medal, following the announcement that Turkey’s Elvan Abeylegesse is under investigation doping after her samples tested positive for a banned substance.
Abeylegesse took the 10,000m silver in Osaka’s 2007 World Championships, with Pavey landing fourth place. Pavey will be awarded bronze if Abeylegesse is found guilty, while the USA’s Kara Goucher will be moved up to silver.
Pavey responded on Twitter saying, “My emotions are all over the place.”
"If reports are officially confirmed then it's bitter sweet. Lovely if I get a medal but very upsetting & frustrating to miss the moment."
Abeylegesse is one of 28 athletes being investigated by the IAAF following retests revealing suspicious blood test results.