Richard Tkác

Further Personal Information
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: Slovakia
Name of coach
Rudolf Lukac [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2001 U16 European 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
FURTHER EDUCATION
Between 2011 and 2015 he studied for a master's degree in physical education at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2015)

SANCTION
In 2011 he was banned from the sport for two years after testing positive for the prohibited substances boldenone and androsterone 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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