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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lost Hammer Toss

SYDNEY () -- Russian athlete Olga Kuzenkova will be stripped of her women's hammer world record because of a failure by Australian officials to properly conduct a mandatory drug test, a Sydney newspaper reported Thursday.


Kuzenkova set a new record of 69.46 meters at a minor meet in Sydney four months ago but the distance will not be ratified by the IAAF, the sport's ruling body, after the mix-up, The Sydney Morning Herald said.


Australian officials tested Kuzenkova's urine sample for steroids but did not carry out tests for other banned stimulants, as required under IAAF rules, the paper said.