Norfalia Carabalí

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Norfalia Carabalí Villegas (born 21 January 1964 in Santander de Quilichao, Colombia[1]) is a retired sprinter who competed predominately in the 400 metres.[2] She represented her native Colombia for most of her career before changing allegiance to Spain in 2000. She competed at three Summer Olympics, in 1988, 1992 and 2000, as well as five World Championships. Her biggest success was reaching the final at the 1993 World Championships in Stuttgart. In addition, she won multiple medals at regional level.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
1983 South American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 800 m 2:08.72
2nd 4 × 400 m 3:49.91
South American Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd 400 m 54.8
3rd 800 m 2:07.2
1985 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 800 m 2:05.40
South American Championships Santiago, Chile 1st 400 m 53.25
World Cup Canberra, Australia 4th 4 × 400 m 3:29.341
1986 Central American and Caribbean Games Santiago, Dominican Republic 2nd 400 m 52.46
Ibero-American Championships Havana, Cuba 2nd 400 m 53.38
5th 800 m 2:06.16
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 12th (sf) 200 m 24.76
14th (h) 400 m 55.36
Central American and Caribbean Championships Caracas, Venezuela 1st 400 m 51.70
3rd 800 m 2:07.67
1988 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 31st (qf) 200 m 23.96
16th (sf) 400 m 52.65
4 × 400 m DQ
1989 South American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 400 m 52.10 A
1990 Central American and Caribbean Games Mexico City, Mexico 2nd 200 m 23.75 A
2nd 400 m 52.57 A
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 15th (h) 200 m 24.16
13th (h) 400 m 54.78
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 13th (sf) 400 m 52.40
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 100 m 11.72 (-0.8 m/s)
1st 200 m 23.97 (-2.9 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m 45:54
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 13th (sf) 400 m 51.75
1993 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 400 m 51.33
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 7th (sf) 400 m 51.17[3]
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 26th (h) 400 m 51.96
4 × 400 m DNF
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 4 × 400 m 3:33.69
1997 South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd 400 m 54.47
World Championships Athens, Greece 16th (qf) 400 m 51.42
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 400 m 51.95
2nd 4 × 400 m 23:33.69
Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 3rd 400 m 51.52
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st 400 m 52.92 A
1st 4 × 100 m 44.12 A
1st 4 × 400 m 3:32.74 A
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 6th 400 m 53.06
5th 4 × 100 m 43.86
Representing  Spain
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 27th (qf) 400 m 52.63
17th (h) 4 × 400 m 3:32.45
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 14th (h) 4 × 400 m 3:33.78

1Representing the Americas

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor

Indoor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports-Reference profile
  2. ^ Norfalia Carabalí profile at IAAF
  3. ^ Disqualified in the final