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
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 5th 17.33 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 1st 18.50 m
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 19.60 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 19.79 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 21st 18.89 m
Universiade Beijing, China 5th 19.51 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th 19.92 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 5th 19.95 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 19.72 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 19.29 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th 19.65 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 1st 21.57 NRi

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