Mikulas Konopka - Slovakia - 2007 European Indoor Championships Shot Put winner.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 02 March 2007

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      Tuesday, 23 January 1979
      Rimavska Sobota, Slovakia
  • Slovakia
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Mikulas KONOPKA - Slovakia - 2007 European Indoor Championships Shot Put winner.

Mikulas is pictured above during the final of the mens Shot Put at the 2007

European Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

He won the gold medal  with a new indoor national record effort of 21.57m.


Men's Shot Put Final.

2007 European Indoor Championships.

1. Mikulas Konopka   SVK   21.57m
2. Pavel Lyzhyn   BLR   20.82m
3. Joachim Olsen   DEN   20.55m
4. Robert Haggblom   FIN   20.26m
5. Andrei Mikhnevich   BLR   20.12m
6. Conny Karlsson   FIN   20.09m
7. Miran Vodovnik   SLO   19.46m
8. Gaetan Bucki   FRA   18.72m


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. He was suspended between March 2002 and March 2004.


On 13 May 2008 he was tested positive for metandienone and subsequently received

a lifetime ban from competing.  Sporting Hero ?  Maybe not.