José Carlos Moreira
José Carlos Moreira at the 2015 Military World Games
|Full name||José Carlos Gomes Moreira|
September 28, 1983 |
Codó, Maranhão, Brazil
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|Updated on 17 June 2014.|
José Carlos Gomes Moreira (born 28 September 1983 in Codó) is a Brazilian sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres. His personal best time is 10.16 seconds, achieved in June 2007 in Cochabamba.
He competed at the 2006 World Indoor Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 World Indoor Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final. In Beijing he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 3rd in his heat after Tyson Gay and Olusoji Fasuba in a time of 10.29 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he failed to qualify for the semi finals with a time of 10.32 and only the sixth time of his heat. Together with Sandro Viana, Vicente de Lima and Bruno de Barros he also competed at the 4x100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they placed fourth behind Trinidad and Tobago, Japan and the Netherlands. Their time of 39.01 was the seventh out of sixteen participating nations in the first round and they qualified for the final. There they sprinted to a time of 38.24 seconds, the fourth time after the Jamaican, Trinidad and Japanese teams.
In 2017 Moreira was retrospectively awarded the bronze medal for the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics following the demotion of the Jamaican team for Nesta Carter's failed anti-doping test.
- 100 m: 10.15 s (wind: +1.9 m/s) – São Paulo, 2 May 2009
- 200 m: 21.00 s (wind: +1.7 m/s) – São Paulo, 5 August 2006
- Athlete biography: Jose Carlos Moreira, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 26, 2008
- Olimpíada 2012 - Atletas - José Carlos Gomes Moreira (in Portuguese), O Estado de S. Paulo, 11 July 2012, retrieved June 17, 2014
- Biografía - General - GOMES MOREIRA Jose Carlos (in Spanish), archived from the original on June 17, 2014, retrieved June 17, 2014
- "Usain Bolt loses one Olympic gold medal as Nesta Carter tests positive". BBC News. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- Started only in the heat
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