M50 Ukraine high jumper Oleg Kramar given 4-year doping ban

The Eurovets love snaring “dopers.”

Citing sanctioned athletes on an IAAF list, Bridget Cushen in UK reports on the WMA site that M50 European indoor silver medalist Oleg Kramar of Ukraine failed doping test at the 2016 Ancona, Italy, championships. She writes: “Kramar had entered the European Masters Athletics Track & Field Championships in Aarhus last July, but failed to appear to defend the title he won in Izmir (1.87m) in 2014. He got the silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championships in Lyon in 2015 behind the Italian Marco Segatel (1.86m), Kramar (1.83m) and Steven Linsell, Great Britain (1.75m). The Frenchman Chrystophe Fontaney was 4th. That was a particularly strong competition with 23 participants. Steven Linsell said he was very surprised and shocked that he had been competing against fellow athletes who have been doping, adding that it’s encouraging to see that the systems in place do work.” Oleg can return to competition in April 2020, just in time for Toronto worlds.

Here’s a Tom Phillips photo of Oleg at Ancona. No wonder. Can’t trust a straddler.

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December 28, 2017

6 Responses

  1. Rob Jerome - December 30, 2017

    Oleg Kramar won the Gold in M50 High Jump at WMACi Daegu in March 2017. Since he failed a doping test in 2016, does that mean he forfeits his Daegu Gold? If so, American Terry Parks moves into Bronze Medal position.

  2. Terry Parks - December 31, 2017

    He also got second in Perth in November 2016, so that would move me up to Bronze there too. I am confused as to how he competed in both Perth and Daegu if failed a test in February 2016.

  3. Ulf Tudem - December 31, 2017

    Very dissapointed to learn that Oleg Kramar failed a doping test. But have problems relating to the text below a nice straddle jump by Oleg. Quote: “Here is Tom Philips photo of Oleg at Ancona. No wonder. Can’t trust a straddler.” The most stupid comment I have read in a very long time.On behalf of a large number of straddlers, would appreciate an excuse.

  4. Steve Morris - December 31, 2017

    “Say it ain’t so, Oleg”. Thanks for giving the sport of Track & Field another BLACK EYE!

  5. Ken Stone - April 24, 2018

    Medals finally get redistributed:

  6. Michael Jaqua - April 25, 2018

    People like Oleg are why I compete against myself and don’t hold myself to the performance standards of others…I do not understand those who choose to cheat so they can have bragging rights…Competing clean and performing well against my peers is satisfaction enough.

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