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Paralympic discus medals awarded to wrong throwers

  • A scoring system error resulted in the wrong medals being awarded in the women's combined F35/36-class discus event of the 2012 Paralympics on Friday.

    Ukraine's Mariia Pomazan originally won gold and Wu Qing of China silver. The two have swapped places in the new revised medal table.

    Meanhile, bronze medalist Bao Jiongyu of China was demoted to fifth place, with Australia's Katherine Proudfoot up to third from fifth.

    The new medal ceremony is due to take place later today.  

    In a statement, Paralympic organizers said: "All combined class field events use a points scoring system where final positions are determined by points rather than distance.

    "In today's women's combined class discus event [F35/36], incorrect medals were awarded following the use of inaccurate results data. We sincerely apologise to the athletes affected.”