Dragutin Topić

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Dragutin Topić
Dragutin Topić 20062009.JPG
Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1971-03-12) 12 March 1971 (age 45)
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 2012, 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]

Event Performance Date Location
High jump (outdoor) 2.38 m August 1, 1993 Belgrade
High jump (indoor) 2.35 m March 10, 1996 Stockholm

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  SFR Yugoslavia
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1st 2.37 m
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
Representing International Olympic Committee Independent Olympic Participants
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th 2.28 m
Representing  FR Yugoslavia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 26th (q) 2.20 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 2.31 m
1995 Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 1st 2.29 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 2.25 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 2.35 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4th 2.32 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 2.32 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 22nd (q) 2.23 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 4th 2.32 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 3rd 2.34 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 21st (q) 2.20 m
Representing  Serbia and Montenegro
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th 2.29 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 2.25 m
Representing  Serbia
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 31st (q) 2.19 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 2.27 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 25th (q) 2.25 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom NM

Notes:

  • (q) Indicates overall position in the qualifying round.
  • At the 2012 Olympic Games, Topic had three failures at the opening height of 2.16 m in the qualifying round.

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 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
The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
1990
Succeeded by
Dejan Savićević