Remigius Machura (Czech pronunciation: ['rem???jus 'maxura]) (born July 3, 1960 in Rychnov nad Kn??nou) is a retired shot putter who represented Czechoslovakia. His career highlights include a bronze medal at the first World Championships and a gold medal at the first World Indoor Championships. He also represented his country at the 1988 Summer Olympics where he finished fifth. His personal best put of 21.93 metres puts him 20th in the all-time performers list and he remains the Czech record holder in the event indoors and outdoors.
He was banned from the sport for life in 1985 for using Stanozolol, but this ruling was overturned just two years later. After retirement, Machura openly admitted to using banned substances throughout his career. In 2000, an investigation headed by Dr. Jan Hnizdil revealed a secret state-sponsored doping programme in 1980s Czechoslovakia. Elite athletes were forced into doping, known as the "Program of Specialized Care", and Machura acknowledged that he had been a participant and claimed a number of other prominent Czechoslovakian athletes were also involved.
|1982||European Indoor Championships||Milan, Italy||3rd|
|European Championships||Athens, Greece||3rd||20.59 m|
|1983||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||3rd||20.98 m|
|1985||World Indoor Championships||Paris, France||1st||21.22 m|
|European Indoor Championships||Athens, Greece||1st|
|1987||World Championships||Rome, Italy||4th||21.39 m|
|1988||European Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||1st|
|Summer Olympics||Seoul, South Korea||5th||20.57 m|