Konstadinos Filippidis in 2015
November 26, 1986 |
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
He was successful at junior level, finishing fourth at both the 2003 World Youth Championships and the 2004 World Junior Championships and winning a silver medal at the 2005 European Junior Championships. The same year he won the silver medal at the 2005 Summer Universiade in a personal best jump of 5.75 metres. He also competed at the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 European Athletics Championships without qualifying for the final.
In 2007 Filippidis was found guilty of etilephrine doping. The sample was delivered on 16 June 2007 in an in-competition test at the national athletics championships. He received an IAAF suspension from July 2007 to July 2009. He then successfully applied for a reduction in his ineligibility period and subsequently, he was eligible to resume competition as from 16.2.09.
After his comeback, in 2010, he improved his personal and national indoor record (5.70 m) and later took the 4th place in the 2010 World Indoor Championships.
The following year he started the season with another national indoor record (5.72 m) and also reached the final in the 2011 European Indoor Championships, taking the 5th place. During the summer season, he took the third place in the IAAF Diamond League in Paris with 5.68 m, the second place with 5.72 m in the meeting of Jockgrim and won the Greek National Championship with 5.73 m. In the 2011 World Championships he improved his season best and took the 6th place with 5.75m, equaling his 2005 Greek record.
In the 2012 indoor season Filippidis broke again the Greek national record with 5,75 m, while in the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul he was once more in the final, taking the 7th place. Later on summer he was again 7th at the final of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. After the Games he improved twice the Greek record (5,76 m and finally 5,80 m).
2013-2014 World Indoor Champion
On 2013 Filippídis, took the first place in the World Challenge in Berlin. He exceeded the third attempt at 5.70 metres.
Konstantinos Filippídis, took the first place in the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot. The Greek champion progressed through the final with no failures until the winning height of 5.80m, winning the world indoor title with a season’s best.
|Pole vault (outdoor)||5.82 m (NR)||10 May 2013||Doha, Qatar|
|Pole vault (indoor)||5.83 m (NR)||31 January 2013||Linz, Austria|