Miles receives Beijing 2008 Olympic pole vault medal in special ceremony

American pole vaulter Derek Miles has belatedly been awarded a bronze medal from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, five months after the disqualification of initial third place finisher Denys Yurchenko.

The Ukrainian was retrospectively stripped of his result after re-analysis of his samples detected banned anabolic steroid turinabol.

Miles recorded the same height as Yurchenko – 5.70 metres – but was relegated by virtue of having required more attempts.

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