GB's Chris Walker-Hebborn awarded backstroke silver

Chris Walker-Hebborn
Chris Walker-Hebborn won the British, Commonwealth and European 100m backstroke gold titles in 2014

Britain's Chris Walker-Hebborn has been awarded a silver medal after a Russian swimmer was given a doping ban.

Vitaly Melnikov tested positive for banned substance EPO at the European Short-course Swimming Championships in December 2013.

He has now received a two-year ban and been stripped of his 100m backstroke silver and relay gold medals.

European and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Walker-Hebborn, 24, finished joint-third in the 100m backstroke.

It means he is upgraded to silver along with Camille Lacourt of France, with whom he had shared the bronze.

Walker-Hebborn tweetedexternal-link on Monday: "A year and a half later, I go from bronze to silver. Not the same getting it now... #drugfreesport? #Russia."

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