Dragutin Topić

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Dragutin Topić
Dragutin Topić 20062009.JPG
Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1971-03-12) 12 March 1971 (age 43)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Residence Belgrade
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 77.0 kg (169.8 lb; 12.13 st)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High jump
Club Partizan
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

Outdoor: 2.38 m

Indoor: 2.35 m

Dragutin Topić (Serbian Cyrillic: Драгутин Топић, born March 12, 1971 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian high jumper.

Biography[edit]

He is a World junior record holder with 2.37 when he won World Junior Championships 1990, three weeks before his win at European Championships. In the same year Topić received the Golden Badge award for best athlete of Yugoslavia. Topic has set five national records, and claimed four national titles for Yugoslavia in the men's high jump event. He was a member of AK Crvena zvezda where he spent almost entire carrier.

Topić still competes as of 2011, and has one of the longest careers in high-level high jump, since he holds not only World junior record with 2.37, but also World masters record for the ages over 35 (2.31, set in 2009), and over 40 years of age (2.28, set in 2012).

He has competed at six Olympic Games between 1992 and 2012,[1] as well as at seven World Championships.[2]

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

Event Performance Date Location
High jump 2.38 m August 1, 1993 Belgrade

Indoor[edit]

Event Performance Date Location
High jump 2.35 m March 10, 1996 Stockholm

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1st 2.37 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 2.34 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th 2.28 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 3rd 2.29 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 9th 2.28 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 2.31 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 2.25 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 2.35 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 4th 2.32 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 2.32 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 3rd 2.34 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th 2.29 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 2.25 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 2.27 m

Doping[edit]

2 of February 2001 after a meeting in Wuppertal, Germany, he was tested and his urine sample showed the presence of norandrosterone in concentrations slightly higher than allowed. He was tested positive to norandrosterone and suspended against his will for two years.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

His wife is Serbian triple jumper Biljana Topić. He is also her personal trainer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ Most appearances; p25
  3. ^ http://www.arhiva.serbia.gov.rs/news/2001-03/07/22681.html
  4. ^ Druga strana medalje - Both sides clean By Marija Midžović p.157

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Dragomir Bećanović
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
1990
Succeeded by
Dejan Savićević