Roland Varga (athlete)

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The native form of this personal name is Varga Roland. This article uses the Western name order.
Roland Varga
Personal information
Nationality Hungarian, Croatian
Born (1977-10-22) 22 October 1977 (age 37)
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 125 kg (276 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 67.38 m (2002)
Updated on 12 August 2012.

Roland Varga (born 22 October 1977) is a HungarianCroatian discus thrower, Olympic participant.

His personal best throw is 67.38 metres, achieved in June 2002 in Veszprém.

In 2007 Varga was found guilty of boldenone doping. The sample was delivered on 22 July 2006 in an in-competition test in Debrecen. He received an IAAF suspension from September 2006 to September 2008, as well as disqualification of all results accomplished since the day he was tested.[1] The disqualification includes his eleventh place at the 2006 European Championships in August 2006.

Since 2009 Varga competes for Croatia and in 2010 he set a new National Record with 67.20 m.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Hungary
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 2nd
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th 65.86 m
Universiade Beijing, PR China 4th
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 13th 62.14 m
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 4th
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 4th
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden DQ

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Varga Roland 67.20 m – Új horvát csúcs diszkoszban!" (in Hungarian). Atlétika Sport és Életmód Magazin. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

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