His personal best throw is 21.01 metres, achieved in May 2008 in Sochi.
In 2016, he was disqualified from the Beijing 2008 Olympics following reanalysis of his samples from the 2008 Olympics, resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substances turinabol, oxandrolone and stanozolol.
|2000||World Junior Championships||Santiago, Chile||2nd||19.06 m|
|2001||European U23 Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||5th||18.96 m|
|2002||European Indoor Championships||Vienna, Austria||19th (q)||18.83 m|
|2003||European U23 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||5th||19.76 m|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||16th (q)||19.55 m|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||15th (q)||19.67 m|
|2005||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||7th||19.69 m|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||21st (q)||18.98 m|
|Universiade||Izmir, Turkey||4th||19.38 m|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||DSQ||19.67 m|
|2011||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||6th||20.19 m|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||8th||20.10 m|
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