Ernesto Canto

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Ernesto Canto
Personal information
Full name Ernesto Canto Gudiño
Born (1959-10-18) October 18, 1959 (age 55)
Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Country  Mexico
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Racewalking
Updated on 25 July 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Canto and the second or maternal family name is Gudiño.

Ernesto Canto Gudiño (born 18 October 1959 in Mexico City) is a former Mexican race walker who mainly competed in the 20 kilometer walk.

He competed for Mexico at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States where he won the gold medal in the men's 20 kilometer walk event.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 20 km: 1:19:37 hrsMexico Xalapa, 5 April 1987
  • 50 km: 3:52:16 hrsCzechoslovakia Praha, 12 April 1982

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
1974 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st 10,000 m 48:34.5
1976 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Xalapa, México 1st 10,000 m 46:18.6 A
1981 World Race Walking Cup Valencia, Spain 1st 20 km 1:23:52
1983 World Race Walking Cup Bergen, Norway 2nd 20 km 1:19:41
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 1st 20 km 1:23:13
10th 50 km 4:07:59
1986 Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Léonard, Canada 20 km DNF
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 5000 m 18:38.71
World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 5th 20 km 1:20:35
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 2nd 20 km 1:24:29.0 A
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 20 km DSQ
Pan American Race Walking Cup Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd 20 km 1:25:15
1990 Pan American Race Walking Cup Xalapa, Mexico 1st 20 km 1:21:46
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 20,000 m 1:23:13.12
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 29th 20 km 1:33:51

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