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  • HJer Drunk At Lausanne!

    I posted this in the event thread, but I thought it may get buried, and it deserves a wider audience :lol:

    Ivan Ukhov was apparently loaded. From my limited Swedish:

    According to Stefan Holm, he couldn't even manage 1,80 during the warmup. He asked Ukhov if he was drinking vodka, he said yes.

    Ukhov was clapping along with the crowd. His 3 attempts were at 2,17, 2,23 and 2,32. He had to be helped off the mattress.

    Any Swedes, please translate for us!

    http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=2 ... pos=rubrik

    Youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7e-wUEJFeE

  • #2
    I guess we can take Vodka off the list as a pEd!
    phsstt!

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    • #3
      Disconcerted efforts to be funny. Engaged crowds, had them clap at the wrong times. Hung over athletes when he should:ve given them space. Lay on the mat very long after his final jump. Trainer apparently gave him an ear-full, but he, too, seemed to have been asleep during the meet, so-to-speak.

      Result: Alcohol, again, proven to be an ineffective PED, though Uchov may be dis-invited from any further EU comps for a while.

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      • #4
        He's the Russian version of Dock Ellis!

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        • #5
          It´s told he had Vodka/Red Bull.
          The slogan "Red Bull gives you wings" proven wrong :?

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          • #6
            Gataullin jumped 5.85 while drunk on vodka. That's gotta count for something.

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            • #7
              Somebody in The Netherlands sent around a (fairly vague) youtube video of (supposedly) Ukhov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lmRkKFOhKo

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              • #8
                Jokes aside (although the situation is made for them):

                Why did no-one pull him out of the competition? I can understand that a drunk
                athlete shows the lack of judgement necessary to continue; however, if I had
                been his trainer (or manager), I would have forcibly kept him out---not only
                did he make a fool out of himself, but he also took unnecessary injury risks.

                Similarly, the officials could/should have kept him away because of
                unsportsmanlike behaviour, disrupting the competition, potential risk to
                others (depending on his exact behaviour). The meet organizers could not have
                very happy either.

                As a comparison, swedish athletes who get drunk in public (including
                ``normal'' settings, like bars) have repeatedly landed in the papers.

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                • #9
                  There were some minor changes in his high jumping technique, too:

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1krWgYdfYo

                  :wink:

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                  • #10
                    I wonder if Stefan Holm kept a straight face after realizing this? I know I damn well could not perform with that joke running through my head. This story is so unbelievable funny... man I am laughing my socks off!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lapsus
                      There were some minor changes in his high jumping technique, too:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1krWgYdfYo

                      :wink:
                      i watched this video earlier, as it was in the similar videos sidebar when watching the drunk video. I love it that someone has now changed the title to include "not drunk." hahaha

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by EPelle
                        Disconcerted efforts to be funny. Engaged crowds, had them clap at the wrong times. Hung over athletes when he should:ve given them space. Lay on the mat very long after his final jump. Trainer apparently gave him an ear-full, but he, too, seemed to have been asleep during the meet, so-to-speak.

                        Result: Alcohol, again, proven to be an ineffective PED, though Uchov may be dis-invited from any further EU comps for a while.
                        He told Thornblad and Holm that he was drinking vodka. Could not clear 1.80 during warm-up jumps, needed help to remove his warm-up suit. Did not clear 2.17 and passed all the way to 2.32.
                        His manager came down to track side after the jumping and gave him a hard slap across the face. This according to Swedish TV.

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                        • #13
                          How sad! I hope he gets some help because he obviously needs it. It's a shame to waste such talent, but also a shame to waste any life to alcoholism, which this is likely to be considering the circumstances.

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                          • #14
                            Re: HJer Drunk At Lausanne!

                            Still celebrating Silnov's gold, perhaps? Na zdorovye!

                            If I were him, I'd celebrate the same way, too, if I thought I wasn't going to win at that meet. Consider that Silnov (4th at his trials) had to jump 2.39 to get on the team in the first place. To watch a fellow competitor win, after almost not making the team, is something I would certainly drink to.

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                            • #15
                              It's sad, I prefer these old days:

                              http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=B8E__0...eature=related

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