Ondrej Kružel

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Slovak
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up weightlifting in 2000.
Club / Team
SK Olympia Bobrov: Slovakia
Name of coach
Rudolf Lukac [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Slovakia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sme.sk, 17 Aug 2016)
Injuries
In late 2014 he required surgery to the meniscus in his knee. (orava.sme.sk, 01 Nov 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2017 he began working as an assistant coach for the Slovakian U20 and U23 national weightlifting teams. He has also served as a personal coach for Slovakian weightlifter Tomas Romanak. (aktuality.sk, 24 Dec 2017; sme.sk, 30 Mar 2017)

SANCTION
In 2012 he was banned from the sport for two years after testing positive for the prohibited substance drostanolone during an out-of-competition test. He was eligible to return to competition in April 2014. (IWF, 2015)

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