Néstor Nieves

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Néstor Nieves
Personal information
Full name Néstor Francisco Nieves
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 42)
Sport
Country Venezuela
Sport Men's athletics

Néstor Francisco Nieves (born December 29, 1974) is a retired middle- and long-distance runner from Venezuela.

He won the gold medal in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Nieves represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the bronze medallist at the 1998 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics.

Regionally, he won medals at the South American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, Bolivarian Games and the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics. He was the 2003 gold medallist in the steeplechase at the South American Championships in Athletics.

He was highly success at regional age category competitions, with a highlight being a triple gold medal win at the 1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics, which included a championship record in the 2000 metres steeplechase.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Venezuela
1988 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Nassau, Bahamas 6th 1500 m 4:17.20
2nd 2000 m steeplechase 6:34.04
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Havana, Cuba 1st 1500 m 3:59.32
1st 3000 m 9:01.48
1st 2000 m steeplechase 5:57.04
1994 South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 3rd 3000 m steeplechase
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 4th 3000 m steeplechase 8:59.56
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 30th (h) 3000 m steeplechase 8:47.34
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 3000 m steeplechase 8:30.07
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 9th (h) 3000 m steeplechase 8:28.59
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th 3000 m steeplechase 8:38.81
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 2nd 3000 m steeplechase 9:01.48
Bolivarian Games Ambato, Ecuador 2nd 3000 m steeplechase 9:23.77 A
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 4th 3000 m steeplechase 9:08.00
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 3000m steeplechase 8:53.56
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 3000 m steeplechase 8:46.41
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st 3000 m steeplechase 8:34.26
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 5th 3000 m steeplechase 8:39.58
2005 Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 2nd 3000 m steeplechase 9:07.13 A
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd 3000 m steeplechase 8:44.86

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