María Isabel Urrutia
|María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró|
|Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia|
20 July 2002 – 20 July 2010
|Constituency||National Special Circumscription for Afro Communities|
25 March 1965 |
Candelaria, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
|Social Afrocolombian Alliance (2006-2010)
United People's Movement (2002-2006)
|2000 Sydney||– 75 kg|
|1998 Lahti||+ 75 kg|
|South American Games|
|1982 Santa Fe||Shot put|
|1982 Santa Fe||Discus throw|
|1994 Valencia||Discus throw|
|1981 Barquisimeto||Discus throw|
|1989 Maracaibo||Shot put|
|1989 Maracaibo||Discus throw|
|1993 Cochabamba||Shot put|
|1993 Cochabamba||Discus throw|
|1997 Arequipa||Shot put|
|1997 Arequipa||Discus throw|
|1981 Barquisimeto||Shot put|
|CAC Junior Championships (U20)|
|1984 San Juan||Discus throw|
|1984 San Juan||Shot put|
Track and field
She switched to weightlifting in 1989, and won silver at the 1989 World Championships. She won gold at the 1990, silver 1991, gold 1994, silver 1995, bronze 1996, silver 1997, and bronze at the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships.
Urrutia won a gold medal in the women's 75 kg class in the 2000 Summer Olympics, her country's first Olympic gold medal.
Nowadays she is retired and became a politician; Urrutia holds a seat in the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia since 2002 (twice elected: 2002 and 2006).
Achievements in track and field
- "World Championships Women: -82.5 kg". Sports123.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-21.
- "World Championships Women: -83 kg". Sports123.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-21.
- "World Championships Women: +75 kg". Sports123.com. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20.
- "María Isabel Urrutia Ocoró" (in Spanish). Comité Olimpico Colombiano. Retrieved 2008-12-07.[dead link]
- María Isabel Urrutia profile at IAAF
- databaseolympics.com profile
- "María Isabel Urrutia". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2008-12-22.
Marlon Pérez Arango
|Flagbearer for Colombia