COMMUNICATION FROM DOPING CONTROL COMMITTEE

TO: WAF, EAF and NATIONAL ARMWRESTLING FEDERATIONS
19 JUNE 2013 :
EUROARM 2013 DOPING CONTROL RESULTS

Following athletes at European Armwrestling Championship 2013 have been found positive ( A-sample test results )

There are 12 positive cases ,
1/ Viktar BRATCHENIA / BLR
2/ Sinan PEHLIVAN / TUR
3/ Ruslan MAMEDOV /RUS
4/ Timur MAMEDOV / RUS
5/ Taymuraz TSAKHILOV/RUS
6/ Diana BAREEVA /RUS
7/ Genadi KVIKVINIA / GEO
8/ Vladislav ZHYHYLII / UKR
9/ Zaza TABAGARI / GEO
10/ Natalia GURCHIEVA / RUS
11/ Rustam BABAIEV / UKR
12/ Arsen LILIEV / RUS


The above-mentioned athletes ARE SUSPENDED FROM 15 JUNE 2013, until a decision is taken about their case.

Sent by EAF Doping Control Committee.


David Shead - Europeans 2013

 

 

 

Dear Armwrestlers,

European championships 2013 Lithuania

 

26 Countries, 26 Referee’s, 6 tables, 640 competitors, 1196 entries, sounds impressive, and it was. It ran with the smoothness of a well oiled machine. Despite the numbers we finished the heats between 12:30pm to 1:20pm every day, with the scorers, referees and competitors all playing their part to achieve this.

 

Of course when things are running this smoothly the wrestlers can focus on what they do best armwrestling and they certainly did, giving us many fantastic and memorable matches. Like the 85kg senior men’s right hand final, between Ievgenii Prudnyk and Rustam Babaiev both from Ukraine . Rustam came to the table on the A side, but incredibly he seemed to be struggling and lost on fouls so it went to rematch and this time Rustam went on the attack and took Ievgenii to within an inch of the pad, amazingly Ievgenii managed to fight back and finish with a pin to make him European champion. I can’t remember that last time I saw Rustam get beaten by somebody of his own body weight, it maybe 10 or 12 years now so full credit to Ievgenii Prudnyk on becoming European champion.

This was a really good championship in a beautiful modern town, the referees were the best they’ve ever been, with extra help from hideki ohmura and Mauro Pascoa (Please see my referees report on the EAF website). But were there faults? Yes, we still had some transportation problems getting people to and from the airport, and the competition did start 50 minutes late on the first day, because of the accursed badge problem, but I know Anna Mazurenko has a plan that we maybe able to build into the championship contract that should stop this happening in the future. And when I have finished consulting with our technical directors I will make a proposal to the EAF Congress that should stop the late starts caused by the badge problems.

 

Overall I have to say what a fantastic championship this was, with all the officials doing a great job under the guidance of the new WAF chairman Assen Hadjitodrov. I do hope we can achieve something close to this under his leadership at this years world championship in Poland .

 

Best regards

 

David Shead

EAF Assistant director of referees

 

 

 

 

 

Referee report - Lithuania 2013

Dear Referees

The European Championships What can I say?  Another good job by the referees?  NO this was much better than just good, we had 2 extra Master referees from outside Europe Hideki Ohmura head referee for Japan and Mauro Páscoa head referee for South America and both on the WAF referee panel.

And they both said it was “WORLD CLASS REFEREEING”

That sums it up very well “WORLD CLASS REFEREEING” congratulations to you all, and yes I do expect it from you every year.

Our Chairman Assen Hadjitodorov was also very happy and told me all the team captains he had spoken to where happy to, so all in all a very good weeks work from our referees, Congratulations I am proud of you all.

With special thanks to Tiberiu Mihalcea for acting as my assistant, and Judyta Lasota for doing an excellent job training and assessing.

And Congratulations to Sinan Ibis from Turkey who did a marvellous job to come out on top and win Best Referee against such strong competition.

Hear are 2 very nice clips so you can see how good you all looked.

http://youtu.be/zsLpl6DV3E0

http://youtu.be/zdMocFn7bCY

Best regards

David Shead

 

EAF Assistant Director of Referees