Juan Jacinto

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Juan Carlos Jacinto Jiménez
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Jacinto Jiménez
Nationality  Dominican Republic
Born (1978-07-02) 2 July 1978 (age 36)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Judo
Event(s) 66 kg

Juan Carlos Jacinto Jiménez (born July 2, 1978) is a Dominican judoka, who played for the extra and half lightweight categories.[1] He won the bronze medal for the 60 kg class at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.[2]

Background[edit]

Jacinto made his official debut for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he competed in the men's 60 kg class. He lost the first preliminary match to Algeria's Omar Rebahi, who successfully scored a single yuko within the five-minute period.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Jacinto switched to a heavier class by competing in the men's half-heavyweight division, despite that he weighed 68 kilograms. He lost again in his first preliminary match to Kazakhstan's Muratbek Kipshakbayev this time, by a waza-ari (half-point) and a sukui nage (double leg takedown).

Beijing Olympics[edit]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Jacinto competed for the second time in the men's 66 kg class. He received a bye for the second preliminary match, before losing out by an automatic ippon to Japan's Masato Uchishiba, who eventually won a gold medal in this event.[3] Unlike his two previous Olympic games, Jacinto offered another shot for the bronze medal by entering the repechage rounds. Unfortunately, he was defeated in his first match by Iran's Arash Miresmaeili, who successfully scored a yuko and a koka, before the five-minute period had ended.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juan Carlos Jacinto". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "DR wins bronze in judo at the Pan Am Games". DR 1. 3 August 1999. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's Half Lightweight (66kg/145 lbs) Preliminaries". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's Half Lightweight (66kg/145 lbs) Repechage". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 

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