Dimitrios Chondrokoukis

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Dimitrios Chondrokoukis
Dimítrios Chondrokoúkis Istanbul 2012.jpg
Personal information
Born January 26, 1988 (1988-01-26) (age 26)
Marousi, Greece

Dimítrios Chondrokoúkis (Greek: Δημήτρης Χονδροκούκης; born January 26, 1988 in Marousi) is a Greek[1] high jumper who competes internationally for Cyprus. He won the gold medal at the 2012 Word Indoor Championships in Istanbul with a personal best of 2.33 meters representing Greece at the time. His personal best in the outdoor track is 2.32 m, achieved twice in Izmir on June 2011 and in the final at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea on 1 September 2011.

In July 2012, it was announced Chondrokoúkis tested positive for the performance enhancing drug stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. As a result, he was forced to withdraw from the 2012 Summer Olympics. [2]

In June 2013, KOEAS (Cyprus Amateur Athletic Federation) announced that Chondrokoúkis will represent Cyprus, since his mother is from Karavas, Keryneia, Cyprus.[3]

Personal bests[edit]

Date Event Venue Performance
20 June 2011 High jump (outdoor) Izmir, Turkey 2.32 m
11 March 2012 High jump (indoor) Istanbul, Turkey 2.33 m

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 6th 2.19 m
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 4th 2.21 m
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 12th 2.14 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 2.29 m (PB)
European Team Championships Izmir, Turkey 1st 2.32 m (PB)
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 5th 2.32 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 1st 2.33 m (PB)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/athletes/greece/dimitrios-chondrokoukis-206446
  2. ^ "Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, Greek High Jump Champ, Out Of Olympics For Failed Doping Test". The Huffington Post (The Associated Press). 2012-07-26. Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ NEWS 148 - November/December 2013 . IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-12-26.

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