|Born|| 12 March 1971 |
Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||77.0 kg (169.8 lb; 12.13 st)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|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.
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,as well as at seven World Championships.
|High jump (outdoor)||2.38 m||1 August 1993||Belgrade|
|High jump (indoor)||2.35 m||10 March 1996||Stockholm|
|1989||European Junior Championships||Varaždin, Yugoslavia||4th||2.20 m|
|1990||World Junior Championships||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||1st||2.37 m|
|European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||1st||2.34 m|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||9th||2.28 m|
|1992||European Indoor Championships||Genoa, Italy||3rd||2.29 m|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||8th||2.28 m|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||26th (q)||2.20 m|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||5th||2.31 m|
|1995||Universiade||Fukuoka, Japan||1st||2.29 m|
|World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||8th||2.25 m|
|1996||European Indoor Championships||Stockholm, Sweden||1st||2.35 m|
|Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||4th||2.32 m|
|1997||World Indoor Championships||Paris, France||3rd||2.32 m|
|World Championships||Athens, Greece||22nd (q)||2.23 m|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||4th||2.32 m|
|2000||European Indoor Championships||Ghent, Belgium||3rd||2.34 m|
|Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||21st (q)||2.20 m|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||10th||2.29 m|
|2005||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||9th||2.25 m|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||31st (q)||2.19 m|
|2008||World Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||6th||2.27 m|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||25th (q)||2.25 m|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||—||NM|
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.
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