Iñaki Gómez

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Iñaki Gómez
Personal information
Nationality  Canada
Born (1988-01-16) 16 January 1988 (age 29)
Mexico City, Mexico
Residence Vancouver, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 129 lb (59 kg)
Sport
Sport Racewalking
Event(s) 20 km
College team UBC Thunderbirds

Iñaki Gomez Goroztieta (born January 16, 1988) is a retired Canadian race walker of spaniard descent. He competed in the 20 kilometres walk event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and finished in 13th place. More recently, he competed in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow where he finished 8th place.

In university, Gomez won three NAIA 5000-metre race walk titles (2008-2010) as a member of the UBC Thunderbirds.

In July 2016, he was named to Canada's Olympic team.[1]

He announced retirement the following year, on May 3rd, 2017.[2]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
Road walk
10 km 39:21 min Japan Nomi 20 March 2016
20 km 1:19:20 hrs Japan Nomi 20 March 2016
Track walk
5000 m 18:45.64 min Australia Sydney 18 Feb 2012
10,000 m 40:01.0 min (ht) Canada Moncton, New Brunswick 22 Jun 2013
20,000 m 1:26:27.1 hrs (ht) Canada Calgary, Alberta 25 Jun 2011

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Canada
2007 Pan American Junior Championships São Paulo, Brazil 7th 10,000m track walk 46:08.84
2008 NACAC U-23 Championships Toluca, México 4th 20,000m track walk 1:36:08.82 A
2009 Pan American Race Walking Cup San Salvador, El Salvador 16th 20 km 1:31:19
Universiade Beograd, Serbia 20th 20 km 1:29:55
Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 20 km DNF
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, México 45th 20 km 1:31:14
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 5th 20 km 1:27:09
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 5th 20 km 1:26:21
2012 Oceania Race Walking Championships Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 3rd 20 km 1:24:46
World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 11th 20 km 1:21:58
15th Team (20 km) 180 pts
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 13th 20 km 1:20:58
2013 Pan American Race Walking Cup Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 8th 20 km 1:27:58 A
Universiade Kazan, Russia 5th 20 km 1:22:29
3rd 20 km walk team 4:20:35
World Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 20 km 1:22:21
2014 World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 12th 20 km 1:20:18
4th Team (20 km) 36 pts
2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup Arica, Chile 7th 20 km 1:23:31
1st Team (20 km) 21 pts
World Championships Beijing, China 14th 20 km walk 1:21:55

: Guest appearance out of competition.

  1. ^ Hossain, Asif (11 July 2016). "Athletics Canada nominates largest squad to Team Canada for Rio". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Race walker Iñaki Gómez announces retirement | Athletics Canada". Athletics Canada. 2017-05-03. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 

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