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Rutger Smith © Gallo Images

Smith gets European discus bronze

Dutch athlete Rutger Smith will be awarded the bronze medal for the discus throw at last year's European Championships after a Hungarian competitor was scrapped from the results for a doping infraction.

Smith initially finished fourth behind Zoltan Kovago, but the Hungarian was given a two-year ban for failing to cooperate in a doping test.

Getting the bronze means Smith won medals in both the shot put and the discus throw at the Europeans. He won silver in the shot put.

The European Athletics Federation says the medal exchange would happen "as soon as possible" but that it "might take some time as the new bronze medal needs to be engraved again."


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