Augusto Castro

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Augusto Castro
Personal information
Full name Augusto Castro Herrera
Nickname Tin
Born (1986-12-19) 19 December 1986 (age 28)
Medellín, Colombia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Team information
Current team Psykopath Industries
Discipline Bicycle motocross (BMX)
Role Rider
Rider type Off road
Infobox last updated on
October 20, 2013

Augusto Castro Herrera (born December 19, 1986 in Medellín) is a retired Colombian professional BMX cyclist.[1] He represented his nation Colombia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has claimed multiple Colombian national titles in the men's elite category and a prestigious gold medal in junior cruiser at the 2004 UCI BMX World Championships in Valkenswaard, Netherlands.[2][3] Before announcing his retirement in August 2013, Castro also raced and trained professionally for Psykopath Industries BMX Team.[4]

Castro qualified for the Colombian squad, along with Andrés Jiménez Caicedo and Sergio Salazar, in men's BMX cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving one of the nation's three available berths from the International Cycling Union based on his top-ten performance in the BMX World Rankings.[5][6] Castro started his morning session by grabbing the seventh prelims seed in 36.301 seconds, but he could not match a more stellar ride in his quarterfinal heat with 14 positioning points and a fifth-place finish, narrowly missing out the semifinals by a single mark.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Augusto Castro". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Augusto 'Tin' Castro se retiró de las pistas" [Augusto "Tin" Castro retires from the slopes] (in Spanish). Comision Antioqueña de Bicicross. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Augusto Castro nuevo Campeón Nacional de BMX" [Augusto Castro is the new BMX national champion] (in Spanish). Colombian Cycling Federation. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Colombia sigue cuarta y Tin Castro perdió el liderato continental" [Colombia finishes fourth as "Tin" Castro lost his continental lead] (in Spanish). Mundo Ciclistico. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bicicrós – Con Castro, Colombia gana terreno" [BMX – With Castro, Colombia gains another one] (in Spanish). El Mundo (Colombia). 16 March 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Augusto Castro, tercer y último bicicrosista rumbo a Beijing" [Augusto Castro, third and final BMX cyclist for Beijing] (in Spanish). Coldeportes. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's BMX Seeding". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Men's BMX Quarterfinals Heat 3". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Big names advance in BMX, but not without crashes". The Star (Malaysia). 20 August 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

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