Richard Tkác

Further Personal Information
Residence
Košice, SVK
Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Army
Languages
English, Slovak
Higher education
Economics - Technical University of Kosice: Slovakia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting at age 10.
Club / Team
WLC Dolny Kubin [SVK] / SC Dukla Banska Bystrica [SVK]:
Name of coach
Rudolf Lukac [national], SVK
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2001 European U16 Championships. (smartlabs.cz, 14 Jun 2018)
Hero / Idol
Slovakian weightlifter Martin Tesovic. (smartlabs.cz, 14 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (smartlabs.cz, 14 Jun 2018)
Other information
SANCTION
In 2011 he was banned from the sport for two years after testing positive for the prohibited substances boldenone and androsterone during an out-of-competition test at a training camp in Hungary. He was eligible to return to competition in August 2013. (IWF, 2015; sport.aktuality.sk, 29 Dec 2011)

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