Nery Brenes

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Nery Brenes
Nery Brenes Istanbul 2012.jpg
Brenes celebrating his win at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.
Personal information
Full name Nery Antonio Brenes Cárdenas
Nationality  Costa Rica
Born (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 29)
Limón, Limón, Costa Rica
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) Sprints
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m: 20.62 (San José 2012)
400 m: 44.65 (Guadalajara 2011)
Updated on 15 December 2014.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Brenes and the second or maternal family name is Cárdenas.

Nery Antonio Brenes Cárdenas (born September 25, 1985) is a Costa Rican sprinter.[1] He is one of Costa Rica's most prominent track and field athletes and reached the semi-finals at the 400 m sprint in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.[2]

Brenes won the gold medal at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, setting a new national and championship record. [3] "Brenes improved his personal mark by approximately one second, something nobody expected on a championship, taking the gold medal", cited his personal trainer and motivator Andrés Oro Fijo Calderón. [4] He has participated in major events like the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan, and achieved a 4th place finish at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain. He also finished in 3rd place at the 2008 ÅF Golden League meet in Oslo, Norway.

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

  • 200 m: 20.49 s (wind: +1.7 m/s)San José, 11 May 2014
  • 400 m: 44.65 sGuadalajara, 26 October 2011

Indoor[edit]

  • 400 m: 45.11 sIstanbul, 10 March 2012

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Costa Rica
2004 Central American Junior Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 200 m 21.91 (wind: -2.3 m/s)
2nd 400 m 48.00
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 3rd 400 m 48.05
Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 400 m 47.91
1st 4x400 m 3:16.80 CR
2005 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 400 m 46.42 CR
1st 4x400 m 3:15.52 CR
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 38th (h) 400 m 47.11
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 16th (h) 200 m 21.94
18th (h) 400 m 47.57
2007 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 200 m 21.37 (+1.4 m/s)
1st 400 m 47.40
2nd 4x400 m 3:14.32
NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 400 m 46.00
World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th (sf) 400 m 45.01
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 4th 400 m 46.65
Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th (sf) 400 m 44.94
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 4th 400 m 45.92
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 400 m 46.55
Central American Games Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá 1st 400 m 47.21 GR
1st 4x400 m 3:12.41 GR
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st 400 m 45.19
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 400 m 44.84
7th 4x400 m relay 3:10.21
2011 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 400 m 45.85 CR
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 17th (sf) 400 m 45.93
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st 400 m 44.65
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 1st 400 m 45.11
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 24th (h) 400 m 45.65
2013 Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 400 m 46.67
1st 4x400 m relay 3:13.40
Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 4th 400 m 46.22
6th 4x400 m 3:08.77
World Championships Moscow, Russia 24th (sf) 400 m 46.34
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 6th 400 m 47.32
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 3rd 400 m 45.97
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 8th 400m 46.82 A
5th 4x400m relay 3:08.02 A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Javier Clovelo; Calixto, Néstor and Barrantes, Vanessa (2008-03-05). "Nery Brenes ready to put Costa Rica on the athletics map". IAAF Athletics. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Costa Rica", Reuters, June 17, 2008
  3. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (final)". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Nery Brenes consigue un histórico oro para Costa Rica en 400 metros". 

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