Kelly Sotherton is set to be upgraded to her second Olympic bronze medal in the past five months.
The Isle Of Wight-born athlete originally finished fifth in the heptathlon at the 2008 Beijing Games.
But the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have now disqualified Russian Tatyana Chernova for testing positive for a steroid.
Sotherton climbed to third after Ukraine’s Lyudmila Blonska also received a doping ban by the IOC.
The 2004 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner has already been upgraded to a bronze in the 4x400 metres relay in Beijing after the belated disqualification of the Belarus and Russia teams.