Noé Hernández

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Hernández and the second or maternal family name is Valentin.

Noé "El Chivo" Hernández Valentin (March 15, 1978 – January 16, 2013[1]) was a Mexican race walker. Hernández won a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics and participated at the 2004 Olympics.

On December 30, 2012, Hernández was shot in the head, and left the hospital on January 8, 2013.[2][3] Hernández died on January 16, 2013, in Chimalhuacán, State of Mexico due to a cardiac arrest.[1][4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 20 km 1:20:49
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 20 km 1:19:03
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20 km DSQ
2003 World Championships Paris, France 4th 20 km 1:18:14 = PB
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20 km DSQ


  1. ^ a b "Noé Hernández muere de un paro cardiaco" (in Spanish). Azteca. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Noé Hernández sale del hospital tras balazo en la cabeza" (in Spanish). Medio Tiempo. Microsoft. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "El drama de 'El Chivo' Hernández". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial. January 1, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Noé Hernández muere por paro cardiorrespiratorio". El Universal (in Spanish). El Universal Compañia Periodística Nacional S.A. de C.V. 

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