WMA prez looking into banned jumper winning WMA world medals

Terry Parks, with his Toronto WMA regional gold, expects to add Daegu and Perth bronzes.

M50 high jumper Oleg Kramar of Ukraine competed at 2016 Perth outdoor and 2017 Daegu indoor worlds despite the IAAF having suspended him from April 2016 to April 2020 after a March 2016 drug positive. How could that be? Oleg won silver at Perth and gold at Daegu despite being on the IAAF banned list — for having Stanozolol in his system. Countless people have some ‘splaining to do. WMA President Stan Perkins is asking questions. In reply to my queries, Stan writes: “I have initiated a check in this matter to determine what the situation is and the actual date this suspension was applied by the Ukrainian Athletics Federation. I am very concerned that this has happened, but there well may have been impacting factors that we are not aware of at this time.”

Stan continued:

Certainly if the athlete competed whilst suspended, and the Federation and the athlete were both aware of this fact, then we have to correct any results that have been impacted and determine how the athlete got past the checks to even get to compete.

Duh, yeah!

Among those who should have known and blocked Oleg from worlds are Eurovets President Kurt Kaschke, who formally announced the suspension only a week ago, and leaders of the Ukraininan masters affiliate — whose website still makes no mention of the Oleg ban.

The up side is American Terry Parks moves to a bronze at Perth and Daegu.

I wrote Terry for his thoughts, and he replied: “A bittersweet feeling, but not surprising as Oleg bent the competition rules in Daegu by taking a warmup jump in the middle of competition. This was patently unfair as everyone else had warmup before the competition. He was a rule bender. I just wish he had been barred earlier.”

Ironically, the Ukrainian masters site has a note about the European “I Run Clean” program: “Starting from 2018, its passage will be mandatory for all who will take part in official EA tournaments. It is planned that the first competitions to implement this plan will be the European Championship U18 (July 5-8, Gyor, Hungary).”

Here are the still-uncorrected results from Perth and Daegu:

Event 491 M50 High Jump
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Name Age Team Finals
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1 Farmakis, Georgios M51 Greece 1.84m 6-00.50
1.20 1.25 1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.78 1.81 1.84 1.87
P P P P P P P P P P O O O O O X
2 Kramar, Oleg M51 Ukraine 1.78m 5-10.00
1.20 1.25 1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75 1.78 1.81 1.84
P P P P P P P P P P XO O XXO XP XX
3 Díaz Granillo, Angel Est M54 Guatemala 1.70m 5-07.00
1.20 1.25 1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75
P P P P P P P P P XXO O XXX
4 Parks, Terry M52 United State 1.70m 5-07.00
1.20 1.25 1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 1.60 1.65 1.70 1.75
P P P P P P O P O O XXO XXX

M50 High Jump
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Name Age Team Finals
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1 Kramar, Oleg M52 Ukraine 1.71m
1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.53 1.56 1.59 1.62 1.65 1.68 1.71 1.80
P P P P P P P P P O P O XX
2 Jeong, Younghwan M50 Korea 1.68m
1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.53 1.56 1.59 1.62 1.65 1.68 1.71
P P P P XO P O O P O O XXX
2 Nomura, Tadashi M52 Japan 1.68m
1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.53 1.56 1.59 1.62 1.65 1.68 1.71
P P P P O P O P O XP O XXX
4 Parks, Terry M52 United States 1.65m
1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.53 1.56 1.59 1.62 1.65 1.68
P P P P O P P P O XXO XXX

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December 31, 2017

2 Responses

  1. Rob Jerome - January 1, 2018

    Would be nice if Terry, Tom Foley and others who move up to medals in past world competitions as a result of the doping of others would be presented with their medals at a special ceremony at WMAC Malaga. Not the same as being on the podium at the actual competitions in which they should have been awarded their medals but better than getting their medals in the mail.

  2. Michael D Walker - January 1, 2018

    Stanozolol is a steroid and on the banned list. Probably not something that he was taking for his “health” or something that was done by mistake. I feel bad for the athletes that his cheating affected. Just not the same to find out a year or two later.

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