An assistant track coach at the University of South Dakota has been awarded a bronze medal for pole vaulting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after the original winner was disqualified for doping.
Derek Miles, a three-time Olympian, placed fourth in the pole vaulting event in 2008. He reached the same height (18 feet, 8 ¼ inches) as Denys Yurchenko, but the Ukrainian won the bronze because he made fewer attempts.
Miles received his medal in a ceremony Monday.
Yurchenko was among several athletes who were stripped last year of their 2008 Olympic medals after the International Olympic Committee found banned substances during retesting.
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