María Luisa Calle

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Calle and the second or maternal family name is Williams.
María Luisa Calle
Maria Luisa Calle en 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name María Luisa Calle Williams
Born (1968-10-03) October 3, 1968 (age 46)
Medellín, Colombia
Team information
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider

María Luisa Calle Williams (born October 3, 1968) is a Colombian professional racing cyclist. She was born in Medellín.[1]

In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won a bronze medal in the cycling women's points race, the first Colombian to win a medal in cycling. She was forced to return the medal after positive test result for the banned stimulant heptaminol. The medal was returned, however, after the test result was proven incorrect.[2]

On October 16, 2011 at the 2011 Pan American Games' individual time trial, Calle, 43 years old at the time, won the gold medal with a time of 28:04.82.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

1999
1st in  Colombia National Championship, Road
2nd in Pan American Games, Track, Pursuit, Winnipeg (CAN)[4]
3rd in Pan American Games, Track, Points Race, Winnipeg (CAN)[4]
2001
1st in Pan American Championships, Track, Pursuit, Medellin (COL)[5]
2002
1st in  Colombia National Championship, Road, Individual Time Trial
2nd in Tour de Toona, Altoona (USA)
2004
3rd in Olympic Games, Track, Points race, Athens (GRE)
2005
1st in Pan American Championships, Track, Pursuit, Mar del Plata (ARG)
2006
Gold medal blank.svg in Central American and Caribbean Games, Road, Individual Time Trial, Cartagena (COL)
2nd in Los Angeles, Pursuit (F) (USA)
1st in World Championship, Track, Scratch, Bordeaux (FRA)
2007
3rd in Los Angeles, Pursuit (F) (USA)
2nd in World Championship, Track, Scratch, Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
2nd in National Championships, Road, Neiva, Huila (COL)
1st in  Colombia National Championships, Individual Time Trial, Neiva, Huila (COL)
1st in Pan American Championships, Track, Pursuit, Valencia (VEN)
2008
2nd in Los Angeles, Pursuit (F) (USA)
2nd in Cali, Pursuit (F) (COL)
2nd in Cali, Team pursuit (F) (COL)
2010
1st in South American Games, Road, Individual time trial, Medellín (COL)
3rd in South American Games, Road, Road race, Medellín (COL)
2011
Gold medal blank.svg in 2011 Pan American Games, Road, Individual Time Trial, Guadalajara (MEX)
Bronze medal blank.svg in 2011 Pan American Games, Track, Team Pursuit, Guadalajara (MEX)[6]
1st in  Colombia National Championship, Road, Individual Time Trial
2012
1st in Pan American Championships, Track, Pursuit, Mar del Plata (ARG)[7]
3rd in Cali, Track Cycling World Cup, Team Pursuit (F) (COL)
2013
2nd in Aguascalientes, Track Cycling World Cup, Pursuit (F) (MEX)
2nd in Pan American Championships, Track, Team Pursuit, Mexico City (MEX)
2nd in Pan American Championships, Track, Points Race, Mexico City (MEX)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "María Luisa Calle Williams" (in Spanish). Comité Olímpico Colombiano. 
  2. ^ "IOC to return cyclist's Olympic medal". CBC Sports (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). October 27, 2005. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  3. ^ source: Guadalajara 2011 official site - road cycling results
  4. ^ a b "Cycling News and Analysis". cyclingnews.com. 6 August 1999. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Barbosa, Luis Enrique. "Panamerican Track Championships - CC: Medellin, Colombia, August 20-24, 2001". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pan American Games, Track, Team Pursuit (F) 2011". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Luisa Calle takes Panamerican pursuit title for Colombia". cyclingnews.com. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Carmenza Delgado
Flagbearer for  Colombia
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Mariana Pajón