Carla Sacramento

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Carla Sacramento
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Competitor for  Portugal
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Athens 1500 m
Bronze medal – third place 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]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Portugal
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 11th (sf) 800 m 2:07.24
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 4th 800 m 2:04.58
9th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:43.68
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 4th 800 m 2:04.83
4th 1500 m 4:15.29
Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 4th 800m 2:04.85
3rd 1500m 4:15.06
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 4th 800 m 2:02.90
1500 m DNF
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 14th (sf) 800 m 2:02.85
16th (sf) 1500 m 4:05.54
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 7th 1500 m 4:13.41
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 26th (h) 800 m 2:03.74
11th 1500 m 4:09.15
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 800 m 2:01.12
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 1500 m 4:20.62
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 1500 m 4:13.02
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 1500 m 4:03.79
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 1500 m 4:08.95
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 1500 m 4:03.91
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 1500 m 4:06.33
World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 1500 m 4:04.24
Universiade Catania, Italy 2nd 1500 m 4:10.40
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st 1500 m 4:17.43
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 1500 m 4:12.62
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 5th 1500 m 4:01.29
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 10th 1500 m 4:11.15
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 1500 m 4:11.76
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 1500 m 4:03.96
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd Mile 4:39.18
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd 3000 m 8:53.96
European Championships Munich, Germany 12th 1500 m 4:17.01
2003 World Championships Paris, France 21st (sf) 1500 m 4:13.14
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 22nd (sf) 1500 m 4:10.85
  • In addition, she 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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