Aug 18, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; General view of the gold medals at the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seven athletes had positive drug tests at IAAF World Championships

The big story before the IAAF World Championships began last month in Moscow was the number top-flight athletes who tested positive for banned substances. Needles to say, the International Association of Athletics Federation was certainly hoping to have a clean games, but such a hope is unrealistic in today’s world of track and field.

According to the IAAF, a total of 1,919 blood samples were collected from the athletes competing in Moscow. 670 athletes were also administered urine tests. Today the organization released its findings, naming seven athletes (though only one finalist) as having tested positive for banned substances.

The list:

AVRAMENKO, Roman (UKR): dehydrochloromethyltestosterone
5th, final, men’s Javelin Throw


AZIZI, Massoud (AFG): nandrolone metabolites
8th, 4th heat, preliminary round, men’s 100m


BRYZGINA, Elyzaveta (UKR): drostanolone
5th, 1st heat semi-final, women’s 200m


KOZHAKHMETOVA, Ayman (KAZ): exogenous testosterone + EPO
27th, women’s 20km Race Walk


52nd, men’s 20km Race Walk


RYABOVA, Yelena (TKM): dehydrochloromethyltestosterone
6th, 3rd heat, women’s 200m


SALOJ, Jeremias (GUA): EPO
33rd, men’s Marathon

According to the press release, all the athletes listed have already been sanctioned or suspended.


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