Aurelie Muller disqualified after winning silver medal in Rio Olympics 10km marathon swim

Gold medallist France's Aurelie Muller poses during the medal ceremony for the Women's 10km open water swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on July 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROMAN KRUCHININ        (Photo credit should read ROMAN KRUCHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
Gold medallist France’s Aurelie Muller poses during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 10km open water swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on July 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROMAN KRUCHININ (Photo credit should read ROMAN KRUCHININ/AFP/Getty Images)

French swimmer Aurelie Muller has been stripped of her Olympic silver medal after being found guilty of ‘dunking’ opponent Rachele Bruni on the finish line.

After a chaotic race officials were called upon to controversially disqualify Muller when footage emerged of a confusing finale to the women’s 10k open water event.

A major storm had meant that the start of the race was marred by shambolic scenes and it was a theme that, thanks to Muller, continued to the end. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: NewsNow/Metro Online

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