Javier García (athlete)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Javier García Chico)
Jump to: navigation, search
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Chico.

Javier García Chico (born July 22, 1966 in Barcelona) is a retired Spanish pole vaulter, who won the bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain. Four years earlier in Seoul he was eliminated in the qualifying round. He competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics.

His personal best jump was 5.75 metres, achieved in August 1990 in Sant Cugat. He had 5.77 metres on the indoor track, achieved in March 1992 in Grenoble.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Spain
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 6th 5.20 m
1986 Ibero-American Championships Havana, Cuba 2nd 5.20 m
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 16th 5.30 m
World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 11th 5.40 m
1988 Ibero-American Championships Mexico City, Mexico 2nd 5.30 m A
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea NM
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 10th 5.40 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th 5.50 m
Universiade Duisburg, West Germany 3rd 5.40 m
World Cup Barcelona, Spain 4th 5.50 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 6th 5.60 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 5th 5.70 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 7th 5.60 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 23rd (q) 5.30 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 10th 5.50 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd 5.75 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 10th 5.50 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 23rd (q) 5.45 m
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 5th 5.60 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 19th (q) 5.40 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th 5.60 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 22nd (q) 5.40 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 20th (q) 5.40 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 8th 5.55 m
World Championships Athens, Greece NM
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th 5.60 m
Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 5.40 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 23rd (q) 5.40 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 16th (q) 5.55 m

References[edit]