Mikuláš Konopka

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Mikuláš Konopka (born 23 January 1979 in Rimavská Sobota, Banská Bystrica) is a retired Slovak shot putter.

Konopka originally won the bronze medal at the 2002 European Indoor Championships with a personal best throw (indoor) of 20.87 metres, but tested positive for stanozolol and lost the medal.[1] He was suspended between March 2002 and March 2004.[2]

His personal best throw outdoor is 20.66 metres, achieved in May 2001 in Ostrava. He currently holds the Slovak indoor record with 21.57, achieved when he won the 2007 European Indoor Championships.

On 13 May 2008 he was tested positive for metandienone and subsequently received a lifetime ban from competing.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Slovakia
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 1st
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 5th
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 21st 18.89 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th 19.92 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th 19.65 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 1st 21.57 NRi

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