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DOPING RESULTS: EuroArm 2017, 27th European Armwrestling Championships 2017

Doping - Syringe
Doping – Syringe

Here will be posted all the doping results, when they will be available.

UPDATE (14 Feb. 2018): A new public disclosure was made regarding the doping at EUROARM 2017. Armando Garcia Rama took 2nd place in Master Men 70 kg Left and also 2nd place in Master Men 70 kg Right, see ► RESULTS: EUROARM 2017, 27th European Armwrestling Championships 2017

” 09/02/2018

Public Disclosure:

European Armwrestling Federation (EAF) announced that Armando Garcia Rama, a master class armwrestler, has accepted a public warning for failing to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) prior to his use of an otherwise prohibited medication.

Rama’s violation resulted from his use of a prescription medication containing very low levels of Prednisolone and Prednison – prohibited substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List – which he was using under the care of a physician.

Per the World Anti-Doping Code and EAF Anti-Doping Rules, Rama’s competitive results obtained after 16th May 2017, the date his positive sample was collected at the European Armwrestling Championship have been disqualified, including forfeiture of any medals, points, and prizes.

Best regards,

EAF Doping Control Committee ”


Elena Usatova took 2nd place in both Junior Girls 60 kg Left and in Junior Girls 60 kg Right categories. See ► RESULTS: EUROARM 2017, 27th European Armwrestling Championships 2017



updated 02.07.2017

The European Armwrestling Federation reports that the sample of one athlete has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding in connection with the 2017 European Armwrestling & Para-Armwrestling Championship.

As a consequence, Elena Usatova (Russia) is provisionally suspended in view of a potential anti-doping rule violation.

In any case where it is determined that the athlete did not commit an anti-doping rule violation, the relevant decision will also be published.

The EAF will not make any further comments on the case until it is closed.

EAF Anti-Doping Committee “


The reaction of the :

Original: (11 July 2017) │ Google Translate + Bing Translator:

” According to the European Armwrestling Federation (EAF) on the official website of the WAF – only one of doping tests in European Armwrestling Championship in Poland (Katowice) gave a positive result. And, sadly – a drug found in the Russian athlete Elena Usatova.

We write, speak, warning – all to no purpose!

Since all the same, despite the entreaties, warnings, thorough chewing of the situation – in the national team of Russia in arm wrestling are people willing to jeopardize the fate of the Russian Armwrestling Federation (RAF) and the fate of their colleagues, athletes and coaches, RAF reserves the right to preventive action !

On this day Elena Usatova fully admitted her guilt, she didn’t request the analysis of the B Sample.

Newsletters about violation of anti-doping rules of the athlete will soon be sent to the place of study (work), the authorities of the subject of the Russian Federation at the place of residence and the competent authorities.

In the same way, the Anti-doping Committee of RAF develops a number of additional measures and sanctions aimed at preventing such cases! “