Fadrique Iglesias

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Fadrique Iglesias
Personal information
Full name Fadrique Ignacio Iglesias Mendizábal
Nationality  Bolivia
Born (1980-10-12) 12 October 1980 (age 36)
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle distance running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m: 1:48.16 (2006)
1500 m: 3:45.57 (2007)

Fadrique Ignacio Iglesias Mendizábal (born October 12, 1980 in Cochabamba) is a Bolivian middle distance runner, who specialized in the 800 metres.[1] He set both a national record and a personal best time of 1:48.16 by winning the silver medal for the 800 m at the 2006 Ibero-American Championships in Ponce, Puerto Rico.[2]

Career[edit]

Iglesias made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he competed in the men's 800 m. He finished eighth in the first heat of the event by two thirds of a second (0.66) behind Azerbaijan's Alibay Shukurov, with a time of 1:51.87.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Iglesias ran in the sixth heat of the men's 800 m against seven other athletes, including Czech Republic's Jakub Holuša and Morocco's Amine Laalou, both of whom were heavy favorites of this event. He finished the race in seventh place by nearly two seconds behind Canada's Achraf Tadili, with a time of 1:50.57. Iglesias, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he placed fifty-third overall, and was ranked farther below two mandatory slots for the next round.[3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Bolivia
1999 South American Junior Championships Concepción, Chile 10th 1500 m 1:57.74
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 7th 800 m 1:52.19
Bolivarian Games Ambato, Ecuador 3rd 800 m 1:51.64
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 11th (h) 800 m 1:52.01
8th 1500 m 3:53.26
World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 20th (h) 800 m 1:52.93
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 6th (h) 800 m 1:50.20
9th 1500 m 3:49.24
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 68th (h) 800 m 1:51.87
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 4th 800 m 1:48.76
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 34th (h) 800 m 1:49.57
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 3rd 800 m 1:51.41
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 22nd (h) 800 m 1:50.65
Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd 800 m 1:48.16
11th 1500 m 3:49.82
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 6th 1500 m 3:45.57
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 9th (h) 800 m 1:48.27
World Championships Osaka, Japan 42nd (h) 800 m 1:48.42
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 21st (h) 800 m 1:50.55
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 9th (h) 800 m 1:51.70
Olympic Games Beijing, China 53rd (h) 800 m 1:50.57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fadrique Iglesias". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Iglesias salió segundo en el Iberoamericano" [Iglesias came second in the Iberoamerican] (in Spanish). Caracol Radio. 30 May 2006. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's 800m Round 1 – Heat 6". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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