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Roman Avramenko

Roman Avramenko
Personal information
Born (1988-03-23) March 23, 1988
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Country  Ukraine
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin

Roman Avramenko (born March 23, 1988 in Kirovske) is a Ukrainian javelin thrower. He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics. He did not progress to the final and finished in 14th place with a throw of 80.06 metres.

He is currently serving a two-year doping ban for the use of a prohibited substance, Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone, having tested positive at the 2013 World Championships, where he had finished in fifth position. The ban lasts from 17 August 2013 to 27 August 2015.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ukraine
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 2nd Javelin throw (0.7 kg) 79.22 m
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 3rd Javelin throw 76.01 m
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 2nd Javelin throw 75.24 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 29th (q) Javelin throw 71.64 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 13th (q) Javelin throw 71.14 m
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 4th Javelin throw 78.46 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 22nd (q) Javelin throw 77.44 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th Javelin throw 79.52 m
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 2nd Javelin throw 81.42 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th Javelin throw 82.51 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 14th (q) Javelin throw 80.06 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th (DSQ) Javelin throw 82.05 m

Seasonal bests by year

  • 2004 – 72.68
  • 2005 – 70.27
  • 2006 – 76.01
  • 2007 – 77.88
  • 2008 – 80.08
  • 2009 – 79.50
  • 2010 – 81.12
  • 2011 – 84.30
  • 2012 – 81.87
  • 2013 – 84.48


  • Roman Avramenko profile at IAAF
  1. ^ IAAF list of athletes suspended for doping - April 2014

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