MYERSCOUGH Carl < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 21 Oct 1979
Height2.09 m
Weight 149 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Melissa Price
Residence United States
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Visual Arts - University of Nebraska: United States
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Blackpool and Fylde AC: Blackpool, ENG
Name of coach Charles Van Commenee [national]
General Interest
Nicknames The Blackpool Tower. (bbc.co.uk, 02 Jul 2012)
Hobbies He enjoys painting and drawing. (England CWG Handbook Guide, 2010)
Injuries He withdrew from the 2002 European Championships to undergo surgery for a pectoral tear. (GB Team Media Guide 2003)

He suffered a chest injury in 2002 and withdrew from the discus at the Commonwealth Games. He still competed in the shot put. (Athletics Weekly, 24 Jul 2002)

He was hampered by a back injury in 1999 and was limited to just six shot put and five discus competitions. (UK Athletics, 26 Jun 2002)
Famous relatives His wife, Melissa Price, was a champion hammer thrower for the US. (telegraph.co.uk, 29 Apr 2012)
Ambitions To compete in the shot put and discus at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (telegraph.co.uk, 01 May 2012)
Other information DOPING BAN
He was banned from competition for two years after traces of anabolic steroids were found in a urine sample given in 1999. He was cleared to compete in February 2002. (BBC Sport, 20 June 2002; Olympics.org.uk, 30 July 2003)

LIFETIME BAN OVERTURNED
The British Olympic Association's mandatory lifetime Olympic ban for drugs cheats was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, allowing him and other Great Britain drugs cheats to push for selection at the 2012 Olympic Games. He claims he was innocent of the doping allegations. "I'm very happy. I feel a weight's been lifted from my shoulders a little bit and the dream is alive again," he said. (telegraph.co.uk, 01 May 2012)

POSITIVE PARTNER
His wife, former US hammer thrower Melissa Price, also tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. She was found to have designer steroid THG in her system. (telegraph.co.uk, 29 Apr 2012)

AMERICAN FOOTBALL OFFER
Shortly after being banned from athletics competition due to doping he moved to the United States, where in 2003 he was approached by US agents to play American football. "I could earn five million US dollars a year as a professional football player and all the agents tell me to give them a call if I change my mind, but my heart has been in athletics for so long and I am totally committed to it. If I played football it would be just for the money, my heart would not be in it, and I have come too far in trying to pursue throwing and I want to take it as far as I can. I don't really know anything about the game but I see the guys hobbling around on crutches every day and that puts me off." (ananova.net, 23 Aug 2003)