Konstadinos Filippidis

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Konstadinos Filippidis
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Konstadinos Filippidis in 2015
Personal information
Born (1986-11-26) November 26, 1986 (age 28)
Athens, Greece
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Country  Greece
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Pole vault

Konstadinos Filippidis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Φιλιππίδης; born 26 November 1986 in Athens) is a Greek pole vaulter.


Junior level

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.

Suspension: 2007–09

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.[1]

Comeback: 2010–2012

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.[2]

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.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Mark Date Venue
Pole vault (outdoor) 5.82 m (NR) 10 May 2013 Doha, Qatar
Pole vault (indoor) 5.83 m (NR) 31 January 2013 Linz, Austria


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 4th 5.35 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 9th (q) 5.60 m
Mediterranean Games Almeria, Spain 1st 5.60 m
European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 5.45 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) 5.45 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 2nd 5.75 m (NR)
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 26th (q) 5.35 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (q) 5.55 m
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 9th 5.15 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 5.65 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 21st (q) 5.40 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 5.61 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th 5.75 m (=NR)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 7th 5.70 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 5.72 m (SB)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 7th 5.65 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 5.76 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 10th 5.65 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 1st 5.80 m
European Championships Zurich, Switzerland 7th 5.60 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 5th 5.75 m (SB)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF.org. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  2. ^ Greek athletics records – The Athletics Site

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