Carla Sacramento

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Carla Sacramento
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Competitor for  Portugal
World Championships
Gold 1997 Athens 1500 m
Bronze 1995 Gothenburg 1500 m

Carla Cristina Paquete Sacramento, OIH (born December 10, 1971 in São Sebastião da Pedreira) is a middle distance runner from Portugal.

Biography[edit]

Carla Sacramento has won medals at a variety of distances but her speciality is the 1500 m. She won the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in 1997 in Athens after having won a bronze medal in the 1995 championships.

She won her first national title in 1986 when she was only fifteen years old. She and Fernanda Ribeiro both excelled at a national level as young girls and have dominated Portuguese middle and long distance running since. Sacramento has run under 2 minutes for 800 m and 4 minutes for 1500 m many times, both of which marks are thought of as benchmarks of world class running.

Sacramento competes for the Portuguese club Maratona Clube de Portugal but lives in Madrid. Her family is of Sao Tome origin. A track was named in her honour in Portugal.

She won the inaugural edition of the Oeiras International Cross Country race in 2000.[1]

Major achievements[edit]

  • 1992 800 m Olympic Games Semi Final
  • 1992 1500 m Olympic Games Semi Final
  • 1993 1500 m World Indoor Championships 7th
  • 1993 1500 m World Championships 11th
  • 1994 800 m European Indoor Championships BRONZE MEDAL
  • 1994 800 m European Championships 6th
  • 1994 1500 m European Championships 6th
  • 1995 1500 m World Indoor Championships SILVER MEDAL
  • 1995 1500 m World Championships BRONZE MEDAL
  • 1996 1500 m Olympic Games 6th
  • 1997 1500 m World Championships GOLD MEDAL
  • 1998 1500 m European Championships SILVER MEDAL
  • 1999 1500 m World Championships 5th
  • 2000 1500 m Olympic Games 11th
  • 2001 1500 m World Indoor Championships 4th
  • 2002 3000 m European Indoor Championships SILVER MEDAL
  • 2002 1500 m European Championships 12th
  • 2003 1500 m World Championships Semi Final
  • 2004 1500 m Olympic Games Semi Final
  • In addition, she has won medals at World Student Games, Iberoamerican Championships, reached the finals of both World and European Junior Championships and finished in the top ten at the World Cross Country Championships

Personal bests[edit]

  • 400 m 54.07 (1997)
  • 800 m 1:58.94 (1997)
  • 1500 m 3:57.71 (1998)
  • 3000 m 8:30.22 (1999)
  • 5000 m 15:52.54 (2000)
  • 10 km 33:46(1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atletismo: Carla Sacramento vence I Crosse de Oeiras. Record (2002-02-13). Retrieved on 2009-11-22.

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