José Pedraza (athlete)

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José Pedraza Zúñiga, nicknamed "El Sargento Pedraza" (September 19, 1937 – June 1, 1998) was a race walker from Mexico and an army sergeant. He was the first Mexican athlete to win an Olympic medal in track and field. He was born in La Mojonera, Michoacán de Ocampo and died in Mexico City, Distrito Federal.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
1966 Central American and Caribbean Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st 10,000 m
1967 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd 20 km
Central American and Caribbean Championships Xalapa, Mexico 1st 20 km
1968 Olympic Games Mexico City, Mexico 2nd 20 km