José Manuel Abascal

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José Manuel Abascal
Personal information
Born March 17, 1958
Alceda, Cantabria

José Manuel Abascal Gómez (born March 17, 1958 in Alceda, Cantabria) was a Spanish 1500 metres runner. In 1982 he got the silver medal at the European Indoor Championship in 1500 m and the bronze medal in the same event at the European Outdoor Championship. He won the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1986, he set a personal best of 3:31.13 min but he failed to qualify for the final in 1500 m European Championship. At the 1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Abascal also won a silver medal.

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 metres – 1:49.5 in Madrid 19-07-1980.
  • 1500 metres – 3:31.13 in Barcelona 16-08-1986.
  • Mile – 3:50.54 in Rome 10-11-1986.
  • 3000 metres – 7:53.51 in A Coruña 4-08-1988.
  • 5000 metres – 13:12.49 in Oslo 04-07-1987.
  • 3000 metres steeple – 8:38.8 in San Sebastián 29-08-1981.

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