Yerko Araya

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Yerko Araya
Personal information
Full name Yerko Ignacio Araya Cortés
Born (1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 28)
Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country  Chile
Event(s) Race walking
Updated on 14 May 2014.

Yerko Araya (born 14 February 1986 in Antofagasta) is a Chilean racewalker.[1] He competed in the 20 km walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he placed 41st.[2][3]

He has a twin brother, Edward, who is also a racewalker.

Personal bests[edit]

Track walk[edit]

  • 10,000 m: 40:52.56 minPeru Lima, 15 June 2013
  • 20,000 m: 1:20:47.2 hrs (ht) – Argentina Buenos Aires, 5 June 2011

Road walk[edit]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Chile
2002 South American Race Walking Championships - Youth Puerto Saavedra, Chile 6th 10 km road walk 49:44
2003 South American Junior Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 6th 10,000 m walk 48:23.6
World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 9th 10,000 m walk 45:38.88
2004 South American Race Walking Championships - Junior Los Ángeles, Chile 3rd 10 km road walk 43:41
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 28th 10,000 m walk 48:20.94
2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup - Junior Lima, Perú 10 km road walk DQ
South American Junior Championships Rosario, Argentina 8th 10 km walk 44:38
2006 South American Race Walking Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 20 km road walk DQ/DNF
South American U23 Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd 20,000 m walk 1:31:31.0
2008 South American Race Walking Championships Cuenca, Ecuador 10th 20 km road walk 1:32:34
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 8th 20,000 m walk 1:27:44.89
2009 Pan American Race Walking Cup San Salvador, El Salvador 7th 20 km road walk 1:27:10
South American Championships Lima, Peru 2nd 20,000 m walk 1:23:08.2
World Championships Berlin, Germany 29th 20 km walk 1:24:49
2010 South American Race Walking Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 3rd 20 km road walk 1:30:45
World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 10th 20,000 m walk 1:24:23
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd 20,000 m walk 1:25:27.5
2011 Pan American Race Walking Cup Envigado, Colombia 17th 20 km road walk 1:35:40
South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd 20,000 m walk 1:20:47.2
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 33rd 20 km walk 1:27:47
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 20 km walk DQ
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 79th 20 km road walk 1:30:24
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 41st 20 km walk 1:25:27
2013 Pan American Race Walking Cup Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 12th 20 km road walk 1:29:43
World Championships Moscow, Russia 22nd 20 km walk 1:24:42
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 5th 20,000 m walk 1:24:13.8
World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 20 km road walk DQ

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yerko Araya". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Men's 20km Race Walk Results". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  3. ^ Biografía - General - ARAYA CORTES Yerko Ignacio - Chile (in Spanish), retrieved May 14, 2014 

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