Carlos Vásquez (taekwondo)

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Carlos Vásquez
Personal information
Full name Carlos Armando Vásquez Carvajal
Nationality  Venezuela
Born (1982-12-19) 19 December 1982 (age 35)
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) 80 kg

Carlos Armando Vásquez Carvajal (born December 19, 1982) is a Venezuelan taekwondo practitioner.[1] He won the bronze medal for the 72 kg class at the 2005 World Taekwondo Championships in Madrid, Spain, and silver for the 80 kg class at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.[2][3]

Vasquez qualified for the men's 80 kg class at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after placing third from the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Cali, Colombia.[4] He defeated Gabon's Lionel Baguissi by a unanimous decision in the preliminary round, before losing out his next match to Great Britain's Aaron Cook, with a final score of 2–5.[5][6]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Carlos Vásquez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Iran, Mexico win gold medal at World Taekwondo Championships". World Taekwondo Federation. 13 April 2005. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Carlos Vásquez conquistó medalla de plata panamericana" [Carlos Vasquez won silver medal at the Pan American Games] (in Spanish). AVN Venezuela. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "WTF Pan American Qualification Tournament Concludes in Success in Cali, Colombia". World Taekwondo Federation. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Men's 80kg (176 lbs) Quarterfinals". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Middleton, Claire (22 August 2008). "Great Britain's Aaron Cook reduced to tears as taekwondo gold slips away". The Telegraph UK. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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