Sandra Zapata

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Sandra Zapata
Personal information
Full name Sandra Patricia Zapata Pórtela
Nationality  Colombia
Born (1977-02-03) 3 February 1977 (age 37)
La Argentina, Huila, Colombia
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking
Coached by Olga Beatriz Ladino Romero
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 20 km walk: 1:33:22 (2008)

Sandra Patricia Zapata Pórtela (born February 3, 1977 in La Argentina, Huila) is a female Colombian race walker.[1] In 2008, Zapata had won a gold medal in the 20 km at the South American Race Walking Championships in Cuenca, Ecuador, and also, set both a national record and a personal best time of 1:33:22 at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary, Russia.[2]

Zapata made her official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she placed forty-sixth in the women's 20 km race walk, with a time of 1:42:22.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Zapata competed for the second time in the 20 km race walk. She successfully finished the race in thirty-fourth place by eight seconds ahead of Ecuador's Johana Ordóñez, with a time of 1:36:18.[3]


  1. ^ "Sandra Zapata". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Squads from Colombia and Ecuador head for Cheboksary – South American Champs". IAAF. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's 20km Walk". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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