WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams says she will not “waste energy” thinking of Nadzeya Ostapchuk after receiving the gold medal at the London Olympics.
Ostapchuk, of Belarus, lost the gold because of a positive doping test.
Adams was defending her Olympic title when she finished second to Ostapchuk in the final of the women’s event on Aug. 6.
Ostapchuk’s disqualification, announced on Monday, awards Adams back-to-back golds to go with her three world championship titles.
Adams told New Zealand media in a conference call from her training base in Switzerland that Ostapchuk, who won the gold medal by 66 centimeters, is now “history.”
She says “what’s happened has happened and what’s my feeling towards her? None at all. I don’t want to waste any energy on her.”