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Lydia Valentín finally gets her hands on Olympic gold

Lydia Valentín.
Lydia Valentín. / EFE
  • The Spanish weightlifter was declared winner for the 2012 Games after three of her rivals were disqualified for doping

Spanish weightlifter Lydia Valentín last Thursday finally got her hands on her Olympic gold medal, almost seven years after the Games in London.

After three of her rivals were disqualified for doping, Valentín has now been given the gold medal which she can add to the silver granted for Beijing 2008 and bronze picked up at Rio 2016.

She will "shortly" receive the corresponding prize money too.