Who originally finished fourth but was promoted to third in the 1988 Olympic Men’s 100m Final after Ben Johnson was disqualified?
At the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, the athlete who finished fourth in the men’s 100m race was American, Calvin Smith.
Having later tested positive for steroid use, the Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was stripped of his medal two days after the race.
The updated results for the event were Carl Lewis first, Linford Christie second and Calvin Smith third.
Controversially all of the original top 5 finishers in Seoul had doubts raised about their legality at some point in their careers, except Smith.