Daniel Plaza

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Daniel Plaza
Personal information
Born (1966-07-03) 3 July 1966 (age 50)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Race walking
Club Valencia CA; Sideco; CEMA Prat; La Seda
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Plaza and the second or maternal family name is Montero.

Daniel Plaza Montero (born 3 July 1966) is a Spanish former race walker who competed in the 20 km event at the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He won a gold medal in 1992 in his native Barcelona, becoming the first Spanish track & field athlete ever to win an Olympic gold medal.[1]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 3rd 20 km 1:27:23.0 A
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 12th 20 km 1:21:53
1989 World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet, Spain 11th 20 km 1:22:09
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd 20 km 1:22:22
Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 20 km DQ
1991 World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 4th 20 km 1:21:00
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 20 km 1:21:45
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 6th 20 km 1:24:52
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 20 km 1:23:18
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 20 km DQ
1996 European Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 2nd 20 km 1:21:47
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 11th 20 km 1:22:05

Overturned drugs ban[edit]

In 2006 Plaza was cleared of a Nandrolone related drug ban by Spain's Supreme Court[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Plaza. sports-reference.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014
  2. ^ Plaza overturns 10-year-old ban. BBC Sport (10 July 2006). Retrieved 26 January 2014
  3. ^ Matthew Moore (30 September 2010). Sporting drugs test failures: eight most unusual explanations, from veal to Vicks inhalers. The Telegraph Retrieved 26 January 2014