Sebastián Keitel

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Sebastián Keitel
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Chile
Pan American Games
Bronze 1995 Mar del Plata 200 m
Bronze 1999 Winnipeg 200 m
South American Games
Gold 1994 Valencia 200 m
Silver 1994 Valencia 400 m
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Keitel and the second or maternal family name is Bianchi.

Sebastián Keitel Bianchi (born February 14, 1973, in Santiago) is a Chilean sprinter who competed mostly in the 200 metres. He was coached by renowned Chilean coach Pedro Soto Acuña.


Sebastián Keitel comes from an athletics family – his father, Alberto Keitel, was a sprinter in the 1960s, his grandmother, María Boecke was the South American discus throw champion in 1939.[1]

He has been successful at the regional level, and won a bronze medal at the 1995 World Indoor Championships. He currently holds the national records of Chile in the 100 metres (10.10) and the 200 metres (20.15). He was considered at the time to be the fastest white man in the world in the 200 meter dash.[2]

He is married to a former Chilean sprinter, Lisette Rondón. Their son, Sebastián Keitel Rondón, is a also promising athlete.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Chile
1991 South American Junior Championships Asunción, Paraguay 4th 200 m 22.6
2nd 400 m 48.8
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:27.4
1992 South American Junior Championships Lima, Peru 1st 200 m 21.5
2nd 400 m 48.4
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 200 m 20.43
1st 400 m 46.72
4x100 m relay DNF
4th 4x400 m relay 3:08.27
South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 1st 200 m 20.1
2nd 400 m 46.01
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 200 m 20.98
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd 200 m 20.55
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 100 m 10.13
1st 200 m 20.53
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 47th (h) 200 m 20.96
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 10th (sf) 200 m 21.17
South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 100 m 10.30
2nd 200 m 21.13
World Championships Athens, Greece 23rd (qf) 200 m 20.96
Universiade Catania, Italy 6th 200 m 20.89
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 100 m 10.10
1st 200 m 20.16
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 2nd 100 m 10.13
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 3rd 200 m 20.82
World Championships Seville, Spain 38th (h) 200 m 20.90
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 100 m 10.42
3rd 200 m 20.77
3rd 4x100 m relay 39.90
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 7th 100 m 10.43
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 9th (h) 200 m 21.50
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 10th (h) 200 m 21.70
7th 4x100 m relay 40.82

Personal bests[edit]