Oleksandr Korchmid

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Oleksandr Korchmid
Pedros Cup 2015 Łódź, Oleksandr Korchmid 02.jpg
Oleksandr Korchmid in 2015
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Summer Universiade
Gold medal – first place 2003 Daegu Pole vault
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Izmir Pole vault

Oleksandr Korchmid (Ukrainian: Олександр Корчмід; born 22 January 1982) is a Ukrainian pole vaulter.

As a junior, he won silver medals at the 1999 World Youth Championships and the 2000 World Junior Championships.[1] He was also a gold medalist at the 2003 Summer Universiade and a bronze medalist at the 2005 Summer Universiade.[2] He also competed in the 2004 Olympic Games, but came last in the pole vault final. He finished sixth in the pole vault final at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and fourth at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships. He then competed at the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.[1]

His personal best jump is 5.81 metres, achieved in August 2005 in Rovereto.[1]

In 2009 he was found guilty of ephedrine doping. The sample was delivered on 15 February 2009 in an in-competition test in Donetsk. He did not receive a suspension, rather a public warning.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Oleksandr Korchmid profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "World Student Games (Universiade - Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF.org. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009.