Chaunte Lowe, an American high jumper, placed sixth in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It turns out that may be good enough to win her a medal.
On Thursday, more than eight years after the competition — yes, eight years — she was told about a series of disqualifications which moved her up to Bronze medal position.
The International Olympic Committee released a statement announcing the disqualifications due to positive drug tests.
In a now inaccesible tweet due to Lowe protecting her Twitter account, the high-jumper wrote:
“So I guess I am an #Olympic Medalist now. The 3 people that finished immediately in front of me in 2008 tested positive giving in (sic) me bronze!”
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