Geiner Mosquera

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Geiner Mosquera
Personal information
Full name Geiner Alonso Mosquera Becerra
Nationality  Colombia
Born (1984-01-08) 8 January 1984 (age 33)
Chigorodó, Antioquia, Colombia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m: 45.86 s (2009)

Geiner Alonso Mosquera Becerra (born January 8, 1984 in Chigorodó, Antioquia) is a Colombian sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres.[1] He won a gold medal at the 2008 Ibero-American Championships, with a time of 46.63 seconds.

Playing career[edit]

Mosquera represented Colombia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's 400 metres. He ran in the fifth heat against seven other athletes, including Belgium's Jonathan Borlée and United States' LaShawn Merritt, both of whom were heavy favorites in this event. He finished the race in seventh place by forty-four hundredths of a second (0.44) behind Grenada's Alleyne Francique, with a time of 46.59 seconds. Mosquera, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he placed forty-fifth overall, and was ranked farther below three mandatory slots for the next round.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geiner Mosquera". Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Men's 400m Round 1 – Heat 5". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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