Konstantinos Filippidis

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Konstantinos Filippidis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Φιλιππίδης; born 26 November 1986 in Athens) is a Greek pole vaulter. He won the gold medal at the 2014 World Indoor Championships and the silver medal at the 2017 European Indoor Championships. He took the sixth place at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Konstantinos Filippidis
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Konstantinos Filippidis in 2015
Personal information
Born (1986-11-26) November 26, 1986 (age 35)
Athens, Greece
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Country Greece
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Pole vault
ClubPanellinios G.S.
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5.91m (outdoor) NR (2015) 5.85m (indoor) NR (2017,2018)


Junior levelEdit

He was successful at the junior level, finishing fourth at both the 2003 World Youth Championships and the 2004 World Junior Championships and winning a silver medal at the 2005 European Junior Championships. In the same year, he won the silver medal at the 2005 Summer Universiade with a personal best jump of 5.75 metres. He also competed at the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 European Athletics Championships without qualifying for the final.

Suspension: 2007–09Edit

In 2007 Filippidis was found guilty of etilephrine doping. The sample was delivered on 16 June 2007 in an in-competition test at the national athletics championships. He received an IAAF suspension from July 2007 to July 2009. He then successfully applied for a reduction in his ineligibility period and subsequently he was eligible to resume competition from the 16th of February 2009.[1]

Comeback: 2010–2012Edit

After his comeback in 2010, he improved his personal best and the national indoor record (5.70 m) and later took 4th place in the 2010 World Indoor Championships.

The following year he started the season with another national indoor record (5.72 m) and also reached the final of the 2011 European Indoor Championships, taking the 5th place. During the summer season, he took third place at the IAAF Diamond League in Paris with 5.68 m, second place with 5.72 m in the meeting at Jockgrim and won the Greek National Championship with a vault of 5.73 m. At the 2011 World Championships, he improved his season's best and took the 6th place with a vault of 5.75m, equaling his 2005 Greek record.[2]

In the 2012 indoor season, Filippidis again broke the Greek national record with a vault of 5.75 m, while in the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul he once again reached the final, taking 7th place. Later on that summer, he was again 7th at the final of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. After the Games, he twice improved the Greek record (first to 5.76 m and then finally to 5.80 m).

2013-2014 World Indoor ChampionEdit

On 2013 Filippídis took the first place in the World Challenge in Berlin. He managed a vault 5.70 metres on his third attempt.

Konstantinos Filippídis took the first place in the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot. The Greek champion progressed through the final with no failures until the winning height of 5.80m, winning the world indoor title with a season’s best.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Mark Date Venue
Pole vault (outdoor) 5.91 m (NR) 4 July 2015 Meeting Areva, Paris, France
Pole vault (indoor) 5.85 m (NR) 3 March 2017 European Indoor Championships, Belgrade, Serbia

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Greece
2003 World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 4th 4.95 m
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 4th 5.35 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 9th (q) 5.60 m
Mediterranean Games Almeria, Spain 1st 5.60 m
European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 5.45 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) 5.45 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 2nd 5.75 m (NR)
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 26th (q) 5.35 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 9th 5.15 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (q) 5.55 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 5.65 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 21st (q) 5.40 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 5.61 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th 5.75 m (=NR)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 7th 5.70 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 5.72 m (SB)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 5.65 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 5.76 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 10th 5.65 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 1st 5.80 m
European Championships Zurich, Switzerland 7th 5.60 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 5th 5.75 m
World Championships Beijing, China 25th (q) 5.55 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 7th 5.65 m
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 7th 5.30 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 5.50 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 2nd 5.85 m (NR i)
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 7th 5.70
European Championships Berlin, Germany 6th 5.75 m
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 8th (q) 5.60 m1
World Championships Doha, Qatar 13th (q) 5.70 m
2021 European Indoor Championships Torun, Poland 11th (q) 5.50 m
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 22nd (q) 5.50 m

1No mark in the final

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Doping Rule Violation". IAAF.org. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
  2. ^ Greek athletics records Archived 2013-04-14 at archive.today – The Athletics Site

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