Zoltán Kővágó

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The native form of this personal name is Kővágó Zoltán. This article uses the Western name order.
Zoltán Kővágó

Zoltán Kővágó (born 10 April 1979 in Szolnok) is a Hungarian discus thrower. At the 2004 Olympic Games he initially won the bronze medal, but was promoted to silver when countryfellow Róbert Fazekas was disqualified following a doping rule violation.

He himself was serving a competition ban for evading doping testing. The ban lasted from 11 August 2011 to 5 July 2014.[1]

His personal best throw is 69.95 m, achieved in May 2006 in Salon-de-Provence.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Hungary
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 4th 53.72 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 1st 59.36 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 22nd 56.89 m
1999 European U23 Championships Göteborg, Sweden 6th 58.51 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia NM
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 63.85 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20th 58.42 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 7th 63.63 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd 67.04 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 64.09 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 62.94 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 65.65 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 9th 63.04 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 21st 60.79 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 6th 65.17 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 20th 59.04 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 15th 62.16 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland DSQ 66.42 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 18th (h) 61.37 m

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