Diego Palomeque

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Diego Palomeque
Personal information
Full name Diego Armando Palomeque Echavarría
Nationality  Colombia
Born (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 23)
Apartadó, Antioquia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprints
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 10.45 (Medellín 2011)
200 m: 20.94 (Medellín 2011)
400 m: 45.62 NJR (Medellín 2012)
Updated on 11 December 2014.

Diego Armando Palomeque Echavarría (born 5 December 1993 in Apartadó, Antioquia)[1] is a Colombian sprinter.

Career[edit]

He tied Aldemir da Silva Junior for the 200 metres title at the 2011 South American Junior Championships in Athletics.[2]

On 28 April 2012, Palomeque broke the Colombian National Junior Record in the 400 metres with 45.62, thereby also meeting the 'B'-Standard to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] He was initially suspended and later excluded from the games after testing positive for exogenous testosterone.[4] He was banned for two years between 12.08.2012 and 11.08.2014.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 100 m: 10.22 s A (wind: +1.6 m/s)Colombia Medellín, 9 May 2016
  • 200 m: 20.50 s A (wind: +1.9 m/s)Colombia Cali, 21 November 2015
  • 400 m: 45.25 s AColombia Medellín, 30 April 2016

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
2010 South American Youth Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd 400 m 47.89 s
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.67
Pan American Junior Championships Miramar, Florida, United States 4th 400m 48.30
South American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd 100m 10.45 A (wind: 0.0 m/s)
1st 200m 20.94 A (wind: 0.0 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 40.08 A
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.71 A
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 5th 400m 46.52
World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 30th (h) 400m 47.55
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 8th 100m 10.51 A (wind: -1.3 m/s)
9th (h) 200m 21.09 A (wind: -0.6 m/s)
South American Under-23 Championships Montevideo, Uruguay 3rd 200m 21.02 (wind: +1.4 m/s)
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:11.95
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 3rd (h) 100m 10.45 A (wind: -0.7 m/s)
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.52 A
2015 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st 100m 10.40 (wind: -1.1 m/s)
2nd 200m 21.15 (wind: 0.0 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 40.80

References[edit]

  1. ^ HOJA DE VIDA (PDF) (in Spanish), Comité Olímpico Colombiano, retrieved May 17, 2013 
  2. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/WJC12/News/NewsDetail.aspx?id=62632
  3. ^ "Diego Palomeque se clasifico a Juegos Olimpicos". Hora 13 Noticias (in Spanish). 30 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. 
  4. ^ "IOC DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION DECISION REGARDING DIEGO PALOMEQUE ECHAVARRIA" (PDF). IOC. 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  5. ^ Diego Armando Palomeque - Colombia, Tilastopaja Oy, Littoinen, Finland, retrieved December 11, 2014 

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