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IAAF medal reallocation names Bartoletta World Champion, Carter silver and Fountain bronze medalists


INDIANAPOLIS -- The IAAF announced the reallocation of medals during the upcoming 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England.

Tianna Bartoletta (Elyria, Ohio) will receive gold in long jump for her performance at the 2006 World Indoor Championships in Moscow. Bartoletta leaped a then personal best 6.80m/22-3.75 on her sixth and final attempt.

Michelle Carter (Red Oak, Texas) will be promoted to silver for her shot put throw of 19.58m/64-3 at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hyleas Fountain (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) will be upgraded to bronze for her personal best of 4,753 points in the pentathlon at the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar. Fountain won the long jump (6.46m/21-2.5) and finished second in both the high jump (1.90m/6-2.75) and 60m hurdles (8.20).

Bartoletta and Fountain will be presented their medals Saturday, March 3 at Arena Birmingham. Carter is unable to attend and will be presented her medal at time to be determined.

These upgrades follow the disqualification of the original medallists after their sanctions for anti-doping rule violations.

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