Darlenys Obregón

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Darlenys Obregón
Personal information
Full name Darlenys Obregón Mulato
Born (1986-02-21) February 21, 1986 (age 31)
Puerto Tejada, Cauca, Colombia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Country  Colombia
Sport Women's Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Updated on 29 December 2014.

Darlenys Obregón Mulato (born 21 February 1986) is a Colombian track and field athlete who competes in the sprinting events,[1][2] primarily the 200 metres in which she has a personal best of 23.09 seconds. She represented her country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics and is a three-time participant in the World Championships in Athletics (2005, 2009, 2011).

She won regional medals as a junior and was a double medalist in the sprints at the 2006 South American Championships. She is a frequent member of the Colombian 4×100 metres relay team and helped set the national record of 43.03 seconds at the 2005 World Championships. At the 2010 CAC Games she won three medals for Colombia, two in the relays and one in the 200 m bronze.

Career[edit]

Born in Puerto Tejada, Cauca,[3] Obregón began representing Colombia as a teenager and won her first international medals (silvers over 100 metres and 200 metres) at the 2002 South American Youth Championships.[4] She was fifth in the 200 m at the South American Junior Athletics Championships the following year and also competed on the world stage at the 2003 World Youth Championships in Athletics, where she came seventh in the 200 m final.[5][6] She stepped up an age category for the South American Under-23 Athletics Championships and won the 200 m gold medal.[7] She also ran personal bests of 11.69 seconds for the 100 m and 23.35 seconds over 200 m.[6]

The 2005 season saw her progress into the senior ranks. She was the 100 m bronze medallist at the 2005 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships and went on to win the Colombian senior national title in the 200 m.[8][9] As a result, she was chosen for the 4×100 metres relay team at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. The Colombian women ran a national record of 43.03 seconds in the heats to progress as the fastest non-qualifying team and then finished sixth in the final.[10]

She won her first senior international medals the following year, starting with a 200 m silver and relay bronze at the 2006 Ibero-American Championships, then a relay silver at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.[11] Obregón established herself at continental level with silver medals in the 200 m and relay at the 2006 South American Championships in Athletics, as well as a 100 m bronze medal.[12] She was a participant at the 2007 Pan American Games, but did not progress past the 200 m semi-finals. The following June, she won the 200 m and 4×100 m relay titles at the 2008 Ibero-American Championships before going on to set a personal best of 23.09 seconds at the 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships, where she won the 200 m bronze and relay silver.[13][14] She was selected to represent her country at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 22-year-old reached the quarter-finals of the 200 m.[3]

At the 2009 CAC Championships, she helped the Colombian team including Yomara Hinestroza, Felipa Palacios and Norma González to the silver medal in the relay.[15] She ran the B standard for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, but did not make it past the heats stage of the 200 m.[6] She fared better in the relay, where the Colombian team reached their second consecutive world final, although their finishing time of 43.71 seconds left them in last place.[16] At the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games she won three medals for Colombia by taking the 200 m bronze, the 4×100 m relay gold medal and also a 4×400 m relay silver medal.[17]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 100 m: 11.54 s (wind: +0.4 m/s)Colombia Bogotá, 13 August 2011
  • 200 m: 23.09 s (wind: +0.1 m/s)Colombia Cali, 5 July 2008
  • 400 m: 52.78 sColombia Cali, 26 November 2008

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
2002 South American Youth Championships Asunción, Paraguay 2nd 100 m 12.23 s (-0.7 m/s)
2nd 200 m 24.44 s (+3.3 m/s) w
2nd 4x100 m relay 47.3 s
1st 1000 m medley relay 2:13.94 min
2003 South American Junior Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 5th 200 m 24.43 (NWI)
World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 5th (sf) 100 m 11.95 (+1.9 m/s)
7th 200 m 24.43 (-1.4 m/s)
2004 South American U23 Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 200m 23.76 (0.0 m/s)
1st[18] 4x100m relay 43.46
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 4th 200 m 23.18 w (+5.0 m/s)
1st 4×100 m relay 43.17
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Ontario, Canada 3rd 100 m 11.82 (-1.8 m/s)
5th 200 m 23.57 (+2.0 m/s)
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 4×100 m relay 43.07
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 3rd (no medal) 200 m 23.10 s (+0.7 m/s) A
1st 4x100 m relay 45.61 s A
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd 200 m 23.23 (+0.7 m/s)
3rd 4×100 m relay 44.79
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:37.71
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 7th 200 m 23.80 (-0.5 m/s)
2nd 4×100 m relay 44.32
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 6th 100 m 11.72 (-2.1 m/s)
2nd 200 m 23.58 (-2.5 m/s)
2nd 4×100 m relay 44.78
South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st 100m 11.73 (+1.9 m/s)
1st 200m 23.23 (+1.7 m/s)
1st 4x100m relay 45.14
2nd 4x400m relay 3:41.92
2007 Pan American Games Río de Janeiro, Brazil 13th (sf) 200 m 23.76 (+0.7 m/s)
8th (h) 4×100 m relay 44.53
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 1st 200 m 23.84 (-0.5 m/s)
1st 4×100 m relay 44.89
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd 200 m 23.13 (+0.3 m/s)
2nd 4×100 m relay 43.56
Olympic Games Beijing, China 25th (qf) 200 m 23.40 (wind: +0.0 m/s)
2009 South American Championships Lima, Perú 1st 4×100 m relay 44.18
Central American and Caribbean Championships La Habana, Cuba 2nd 4×100 m relay 43.67
World Championships Berlin, Germany 27th (h) 200 m 23.42 (+0.3 m/s)
8th 4×100 m relay 43.71
Bolivarian Games Sucre, Bolivia 1st 100 m 11.44 s A
1st 200 m 23.19 s A
1st 4x100 m relay 43.96 s A
1st 4x400 m relay 3:39.06 min A
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 5th 200 m 24.22 (+0.5 m/s)
2nd 4×100 m relay 44.29
5th 4×400 m relay 3:38.94
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3rd 200 m 23.76 (-0.9 m/s)
1st 4×100 m relay 43.63
2nd 4×400 m relay 3:33.03
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 4th 4×100 m relay 43.92
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th (h) 4×100 m relay 43.53
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 8th 200 m 23.64 (+0.5 m/s)
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 6th 200 m 23.59 (+0.6 m/s)
3rd 4×100 m relay 44.42
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th (h) 4×100 m relay 43.21
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 15th (h) 4×100 m relay 43.65
Bolivarian Games Trujillo, Perú 4th 200 m 23.78 (+0.0 m/s)
1st 4×100 m relay 43.90
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 1st (h)1 200 m 23.91 (-0.2 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 13th (h) 200m 24.58 A (+0.1 m/s)
2nd 4x100m relay 44.02 A
2016 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 4×100 m relay 44.14

1: Did not finish in the final.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography - OBREGON Darlenys, retrieved June 12, 2014 
  2. ^ Listado Oficial de Atletas Participantes - Darlenis Obregon Mulato (in Spanish), retrieved June 12, 2014 
  3. ^ a b Darlenys Obregón. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  4. ^ 2002 South American Youth Championships. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  5. ^ 2003 South American Junior Championships Archived August 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  6. ^ a b c Obregon Darlenis. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  7. ^ South American U23 Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  8. ^ Pan American Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  9. ^ Colombian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  10. ^ Colombia voló en Mundial atlético (in Spanish). El Colombiano (2005). Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  11. ^ Ibero-American Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  12. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2006-10-02). Brazil confirms its South American domination in Tunja. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  13. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2008-06-16). Brazil takes Ibero-American Championships in Chile – Final Day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  14. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2008-07-07). Cuba takes overall title in Cali; last day of CAC Champs beset by torrential rains. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-04.
  15. ^ Results 2009 CAC Championships Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine.. CAC 2009. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  16. ^ 2009 World Championships - Women's 4x100 m relay final results. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  17. ^ Atletismo - OBREGON Darlenis . Mayaguez2010. Retrieved on 2011-09-04.
  18. ^ Guest performance out of competition

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