Dragutin Topić

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Dragutin Topić
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Personal information
Nationality Serbian
Born (1971-03-12) 12 March 1971 (age 49) [1]
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight77.0 kg (169.8 lb; 12.13 st)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High jump
Club JSD Partizan
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Outdoor: 2.38 m
Indoor: 2.35 m

Dragutin Topić (Serbian Cyrillic : Драгутин Топић, born 12 March 1971 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian high jumper.

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Biography

He is a World junior record holder with 2.37 when he won World Junior Championships 1990, three weeks before his win at European Championships. In the same year Topić received the Golden Badge award for best athlete of Yugoslavia. Topic has set five national records, and claimed four national titles for Yugoslavia in the men's high jump event. He was a member of AK Crvena zvezda where he spent almost entire carrier.

Topić still competes as of 2012, and has one of the longest careers in high-level high jump, since he holds not only World junior record with 2.37, but also World masters record for the ages over 35 (2.31, set in 2009), and over 40 years of age (2.28, set in 2012).

He has competed at six Olympic Games between 1992 and 2012, [2] as well as at seven World Championships. [3]

Personal bests

EventPerformanceDateLocation
High jump (outdoor)2.38 m1 August 1993 Belgrade
High jump (indoor)2.35 m10 March 1996 Stockholm

International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotes
Representing Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  SFR Yugoslavia
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia4th2.20 m
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1st 2.37 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 2.34 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 9th2.28 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 3rd2.29 m
Representing Olympic flag.svg Independent Olympic Participants
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th2.28 m
Representing Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany26th (q)2.20 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland5th 2.31 m
1995 Universiade Fukuoka, Japan1st2.29 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th2.25 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st2.35 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States4th2.32 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd2.32 m
World Championships Athens, Greece22nd (q)2.23 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain4th2.32 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 3rd2.34 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia21st (q)2.20 m
Representing Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 10th2.29 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th2.25 m
Representing Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan31st (q)2.19 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th2.27 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China25th (q)2.25 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United KingdomNM

Notes:

Doping

On 2 February 2001, after a meeting in Wuppertal, Germany, he was tested and his urine sample showed the presence of norandrosterone in concentrations slightly higher than allowed. He was tested positive to norandrosterone and suspended for two years. [4] [5]

Personal life

His wife is Serbian triple jumper Biljana Topić. He is also her personal trainer.

See also

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References

  1. "Dragutin Topić Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  2. Olympic results
  3. Most appearances Archived 2011-06-05 at the Wayback Machine ; p25
  4. http://www.arhiva.serbia.gov.rs/news/2001-03/07/22681.html
  5. Druga strana medalje - Both sides clean By Marija Midžović p.157
Awards
Preceded by
Dragomir Bećanović
The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
1990
Succeeded by
Dejan Savićević