Kazimír Verkin

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Kazimír Verkin
Personal information
Nationality  Slovakia
Born (1972-03-27) 27 March 1972 (age 46)
Brezno, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking
Club ASK Dukla Banská Bystrica
Coached by Martin Pupis
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 10 km walk: 44:23 (2006)
20 km walk: 1:24:13 (2000)
50 km walk: 3:57:17 (2008)

Kazimír Verkin (born March 27, 1972 in Brezno) is a Slovak race walker.[1] He set a personal best time of 3:57:17, by finishing sixth in the 50 km at the European Athletics Race Walking Permit Meeting in Dudince.[2]

Verkin made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed thirty-sixth in the men's 50 km race walk, with a time of 4:13:11.

Four years after competing in his first Olympics, Verkin qualified for his second Slovak team, as a 36-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by reaching an A-standard time of 4:00:00 from the European Athletics Race Walking Permit Meeting.[2] He successfully finished the 50 km race walk in forty-seventh place by more than a second behind Hungary's Zoltán Czukor, outside his personal best time of 4:21:26.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kazimír Verkin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "World leading time for Poland's Sudol at Race Walking Permit Meeting in Dudince". European Athletics. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Men's 50km Walk". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.

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