Antonio David Jiménez

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Antonio David Jiménez
Personal information
Born February 18, 1977 (1977-02-18) (age 40)
Seville, Spain

Antonio David Jiménez Pentinel (born February 18, 1977 in Seville) is a Spanish long-distance runner specialising in the steeplechase.

He won the gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2002 European Athletics Championships in Munich. He was a finalist in the same event at the 2004 Olympics.

Jiménez also finished 5th in the 3000m steeplechase final at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg.


In March 2014 Jiménez was caught in possession of a prohibited substance and he was subsequently handed a 3-year ban from sports.[1][2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 3000 m s'chase 8:37.29
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 12th 3000 m 8:04.01
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 3000 m s'chase 8:19.82
Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 1st 3000 m s'chase 8:31.31
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd 3000 m 7:46.49
European Championships Munich, Germany 1st 3000 m s'chase 8:24.34
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 3000 m 7:58.23
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th 3000 m s'chase 8:22.63
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 16th (h) 3000 m 8:04.44
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 2nd 3000 m s'chase 8:24.47
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 3000 m s'chase 8:17.69
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 3000 m s'chase 8:28.78
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 31st (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:50.41
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 3000 m s'chase DNF
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th 3000 m s'chase 8:53.30


  1. ^ "IAAF News Issue 168, Positive cases in athletics Sanctioned according to information received by the IAAF as of 23 January 2016" (PDF). IAAF. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Athletes currently suspended from all competitions in athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as at: 20.07.16" (PDF). IAAF. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.