Russian high jumpers denied permission for int’l competition

The IAAF Doping Review Board has disqualified co-world leader in the men’s high jump, Danil Lysenko, for failing to provide “whereabouts” information to the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit.

Athletes who are part of the drug-testing program must provide their locations to the relevant testing authority (AIU for Russia), or be disqualified. So, Lysenko (2.40 m/7-10 1/2) this season, cannot jump at this week’s European Championships.

The IAAF also refused permission for 2012 Olympic HJ champ Anna Chicherova to compete as a neutral athlete this season.