5 Sep 2012

Discus thrower stripped of gold medal after points mistake

6:27 am on 5 September 2012

A Ukrainian discus thrower was stripped of her Paralympic title for a second time after being told a day earlier she could keep the medal.

Mariia Pomazan claimed gold in the F35/36 discus before organisers realised they had made a mistake due to a scoring error and promoted China's Wu Qing from second.

The Ukrainian was told she could keep the medal but it would not count towards her country's medal tally.

A rearranged medal presentation was organised for China's Wu Qing to collect the gold and Pomazan the silver, but the Ukrainian athlete didn't turn up.