Two dopers still listed in WMA world outdoor results nearly 2 years later

Oleg of Ukraine still gets credit for world and Euro medals despite doping suspension.Oleg of Ukraine still gets credit for world and Euro medals despite doping suspension. Photo by Tom Phillips

Tom Foley with Perth silver and letter from WMA.

Tom Foley with Perth silver and letter from WMA. Photo via Facebook

In late December, we learned that M50 high jumper Oleg Kramar of Ukraine had failed a doping test at the Eurovets Ancona indoor meet in April 2016. So he was handed a 4-year ban. Recently, WMA corrected results from 2017 Daegu indoor worlds, where Oleg’s name went from second to DQ. So you’d expect results from Ancona and 2016 Perth outdoor worlds to change as well. (Oleg won silvers at Ancona and Perth.) But nope. Results still show him untouched. I’m unsure if medals have been redistributed. Same for suspended M55 Perth world champion Volodymyr Shelever of Australia. His name still appears in world outdoor results. On facebook, M55 American Tom Foley showed off his silver — moving up from Perth bronze. “Nearly 18 months after the competition, World Masters Athletics finally made things right and sent me my silver medal,” Tom wrote. “Congrats as well to my jumping brothers Neal Bredeveldt of South Africa, now gold medalist, and Lauri Lindberg of Finland, now bronze medalist.” So when will WMA and EMA fix the fake results?

Oleg of Ukraine still gets credit for world and Euro medals despite doping suspension.

Oleg of Ukraine still gets credit for world and Euro medals despite doping suspension. Photo by Tom Phillips

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4 Comments on "Two dopers still listed in WMA world outdoor results nearly 2 years later"

  1. Congrats to Tom and the others for your fine performances. Glad you got your well-earned medal.

  2. Terry Parks | May 5, 2018 at 6:49 am | Reply

    Congrats Tom. I have not received any notification from WMA, but I do expect two bronze medals sometime in the next year.

  3. Considering Greg Pizza’s marks are still listed in the 2015 outdoor championship results on their website, USATF needs to clean up its fake results too.

  4. Terry Parks | May 27, 2018 at 6:26 am | Reply

    I got an email from the WMA’s Winston Thomas today that said that have been upgraded to bronze in Perth and the medals from Perth is on the way. Still no medal from Daegu yet.

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