Aleksandr Pogorelov

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For the football player and coach, see Aleksandr Pogorelov (footballer).

Aleksandr Gennadiyevich Pogorelov (Russian: Александр Геннадьевич Погорелов; born 10 January 1980 in Zheleznogorsk, Kursk Oblast) is a Russian decathlete.


In 2016, he was disqualified from the Beijing 2008 Olympics following reanalysis of his samples from the 2008 Olympics, resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance turinabol.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 8th Decathlon
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 6th Heptathlon
World Championships Paris, France DNF Decathlon
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th Heptathlon
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 11th Decathlon
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd Heptathlon
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 3rd Decathlon
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Decathlon
Décastar Talence, France 2nd Decathlon
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 6th Heptathlon
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Decathlon
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 2nd Heptathlon
2008 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 3rd Decathlon
Olympic Games Beijing, China DSQ Decathlon
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd Decathlon


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