Nery Brenes

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Nery Brenes
Nery Brenes Istanbul 2012.jpg
Brenes celebrating his win at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.
Personal information
Full nameNery Antonio Brenes Cárdenas
Nationality Costa Rica
Born (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 33)
Limón, Limón, Costa Rica
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprints
Coached byEmmanuel Chanto
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200 m: 20.20 (Rio de Janeiro 2016)
400 m: 44.60 (Madrid 2016)

Nery Antonio Brenes Cárdenas, (born September 25, 1985) is a Costa Rican sprinter.[1] He is one of Costa Rica's most prominent track and field athletes and reached the semi-finals at the 400 m sprint in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.[2]

Brenes won the gold medal at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, setting a new national and championship record.[3] "Brenes improved his personal mark by approximately one second, something nobody expected on a championship, taking the gold medal", cited his personal trainer and motivator Andrés Oro Fijo Calderón.[4] He has participated in major events like the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan, and achieved a 4th-place finish at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain. He also finished in 3rd place at the 2008 ÅF Golden League meet in Oslo, Norway.

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

Indoor[edit]

  • 400 m: 45.11 sIstanbul, 10 March 2012

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Costa Rica
2004 Central American Junior Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 200 m 21.91 (-2.3 m/s)
2nd 400 m 48.00
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships Coatzacoalcos, Mexico 3rd 400 m 48.05
Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 400 m 47.91
1st 4 × 400 m 3:16.80 CR
2005 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 400 m 46.42 CR
1st 4 × 400 m 3:15.52 CR
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 38th (h) 400 m 47.11
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 16th (h) 200 m 21.94
18th (h) 400 m 47.57
2007 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 200 m 21.37 (+1.4 m/s)
1st 400 m 47.40
2nd 4 × 400 m 3:14.32
NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 400 m 46.00
World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th (sf) 400 m 45.01
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 4th 400 m 46.65
Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th (sf) 400 m 44.94
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 4th 400 m 45.92
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 400 m 46.55
Central American Games Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá 1st 400 m 47.21 GR
1st 4 × 400 m 3:12.41 GR
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st 400 m 45.19
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 400 m 44.84
7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.21
2011 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 400 m 45.85 CR
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 17th (sf) 400 m 45.93
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st 400 m 44.65
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 1st 400 m 45.11
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 24th (h) 400 m 45.65
2013 Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 400 m 46.67
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:13.40
Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 4th 400 m 46.22
6th 4 × 400 m 3:08.77
World Championships Moscow, Russia 24th (sf) 400 m 46.34
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 6th 400 m 47.32
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 3rd 400 m 45.97
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 8th 400m 46.82 A
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.02 A
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 400m 45.22
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.34
World Championships Beijing, China 21st (sf) 400 m 45.41
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 7th (sf) 400 m 46.49
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15th (sf) 200 m 20.33
14th (sf) 400 m 45.02
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 400 m DQ
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 400 m DQ
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 3rd 400 m 45.61
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.31
NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd 400 m 45.67
Ibero-American Championships Trujillo, Peru 3rd 200 m 20.88
2nd 400 m 46.27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Javier Clovelo; Calixto, Néstor; Barrantes, Vanessa (2008-03-05). "Nery Brenes ready to put Costa Rica on the athletics map". IAAF Athletics. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
  2. ^ "Costa Rica"[permanent dead link], Reuters, June 17, 2008
  3. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  4. ^ "Nery Brenes consigue un histórico oro para Costa Rica en 400 metros".

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Gabriela Traña
Flagbearer for  Costa Rica
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent