Eight years on, graduate Marilyn Okoro is finally set to receive an Olympic medal
University of Bath graduate Marilyn Okoro is set to receive an Olympic medal as a result of retrospective drugs tests for athletes competing at the Beijing 2008 Games.
Okoro was part of the Great Britain women’s 4x400m relay team that finished fifth in that year’s final, along with Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton and Nicola Sanders.
They have already been upgraded to fourth after Russia were disqualified in August of this year when Anastasiya Kapachinskaya tested positive for banned steroids after her test was reanalysed.
Now Sviatlana Usovich of Belarus has also tested positive, meaning the British quartet are set to be upgraded again to the bronze-medal position.
Okoro studied French and Politics at the University of Bath, graduating the year before the Beijing Games, and was coached by Colin Bovell during her time at the Sports Training Village.