Rolando Palacios

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Rolando Palacios
Personal information
Full name Cruz Rolando Palacios Castillo
Nationality  Honduras
Born (1987-05-03) May 3, 1987 (age 30)
Sambo Creek, Atlántida, Honduras
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport
Sport Men's Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100m = 10.22

200m = 20.40
Updated on 10 December 2014.

Cruz Rolando Palacios Castillo (born 3 May 1987) is a Honduran sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres.[1] He was born in Sambo Creek,[2] a traditional Garífuna village. His personal best time is 10.22 seconds, achieved in July 2008 in Toluca.

He competed at the 2005 World Championships, the 2006 World Indoor Championships, the 2008 World Indoor Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games. In Beijing he finished fourth in his heat at the 100 metres with a time of 10.49 seconds, but was eliminated. At the 200 metres, he placed third in his heat behind Roman Smirnov and Walter Dix to qualify for the next round in a time of 20.81 seconds. In the second round he came to 20.87 seconds, which was the seventh time in his heat, not enough to advance to the next round.[2]

He competed in the 200 m event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He finished 7th in his heat with a time of 21.32 seconds and did not qualify for the semifinals.[3] He was the flagbearer for Honduras during the Parade of Nations.[4]

He set the 60 metres Honduran national record with a time of 6.62 seconds on 26 February 2009.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 100 m: 10.22 s (wind: +0.3 m/s)Mexico Toluca, 18 July 2008
  • 200 m: 20.40 s (wind: -0.9 m/s)Mexico Toluca, 22 July 2008
  • 400 m: 47.64 sJamaica Kingston, 12 February 2011

Major competitions record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Honduras
2004 Central American Junior Championships San José, Costa Rica 5th 100 m 11.17 (-1.0 m/s)
5th 200 m 23.05 (-2.3 m/s)
7th 400 m 58.44
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships Coatzacoalcos, México 6th (h) 100 m 11.05 w (+3.3 m/s)
5th (h) 200 m 22.58 w (+4.4 m/s)
Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 100 m 10.84 (-0.6 m/s)
2nd 200 m 21.89
1st 4 × 100 m 41.71
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 38th (h) 100 m 10.73 NR
2006 Central American Games Managua, Nicaragua 1st 100 m 10.60
1st 200 m 21.22 NR
1st 4 × 100 m 41.63 NR
World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 32nd (h) 60 m 6.80
Central American Junior Championships Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 100 m 10.68 (-0.7 m/s)
2nd 200 m 21.41 (+0.7 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 42.74
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 4th 100 m 10.56 (+1.5 m/s)
6th 200 m 21.47 (+1.4 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 20th (h) 100 m 10.73 (-0.8 m/s)
18th (h) 200 m 22.05 (-2.0 m/s)
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 4th (h) 100 m 10.81 (+0.3 m/s)
Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 100 m 10.65 (+0.5 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m 41.07
NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 4th 100 m 10.51 (+0.8 m/s)
7th 200 m 21.26 (+1.8 m/s)
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (sf) 100 m 10.48 (-0.5 m/s)
18th (h) 200 m 21.27 (+0.5 m/s)
10th (h) 4 × 100 m 41.49
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd (h) 60 m 6.83
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 4th 100 m 10.63 (-2.3 m/s)
4th 200 m 21.16 (-0.5 m/s)
Central American Championships San Pedro Sula, Honduras 1st 100 m 10.61 (-0.2 m/s)
1st 200 m 21.25 (-0.1 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m 41.10
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 8th (sf) 100 m 10.37 NR (+0.7 m/s)
8th 200 m 21.09 (+0.5 m/s)
NACAC Under-23 Championships Toluca, México 3rd 100 m 10.22 A NR (+0.3 m/s)
2nd 200 m 20.40 A NR (-0.9 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 43rd (h) 100 m 10.49 (-1.7 m/s)
26th (qf) 200 m 20.87 (+0.1 m/s)
2009 Central American Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 100 m 10.38 (NWI)
1st 200 m 20.99 CR (NWI)
1st 4 × 100 m 41.03 CR
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 100 m 10.30 (-0.7 m/s)
4th 200 m 20.78 (+0.1 m/s)
World Championships Berlin, Germany 23rd (qf) 100 m 10.24 (+0.1 m/s)
14th (sf) 200 m 20.67 (0.0 m/s)
2010 Central American Games Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá 2nd 100 m 10.36 (-0.2 m/s)
1st 200 m 20.84 GR (+0.1 m/s)
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 10th 100 m 10.61 (-0.8 m/s)
2nd 200 m 21.20 (+0.2 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 6th 100 m 10.31 (+0.2 m/s)
5th 200 m 20.67 (0.0 m/s)
9th (h) 4 × 100 m 41.69
Central American Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 100 m 10.73
1st 200 m 21.92 (-2.2 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m 42.02
1st 4 × 400 m 3:20.84
2011 Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 100 m 10.57 (-0.7 m/s)
1st 200 m 20.97 CR (-0.5 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m 40.83 CR
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 44th (h) 200 m 21.22 (-1.1 m/s)
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 18th (h) 100 m 10.49 (-1.0 m/s)
5th 200 m 20.77 (-1.0 m/s)
2013 Central American Games San José, Costa Rica 1st 100 m 10.48 (-1.5 m/s)
2nd 200 m 20.63 w (+2.1 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 41.61
Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 100 m 10.57 (-1.6 m/s)
1st 200 m 21.20 w (+2.7 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 9th (h) 100 m 10.24 w (+3.0 m/s)
14th (h) 200 m 21.22 (-0.1 m/s)
World Championships Moscow, Russia 36th (h) 200 m 21.02 (-0.6 m/s)
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 32nd (h) 60 m 6.78
Central American Championships Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1st 100 m 10.27 w (+2.6 m/s)
1st 200 m 20.81 (+0.6 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 41.50
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 4th 100 m 10.34 (+0.6 m/s)
3rd 200 m 20.60 (+0.7 m/s)
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 4th 100m 10.39 A (-1.3 m/s)
7th 200m 20.50 A (+0.6 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 1st 100m 10.27 A (+0.9 m/s)
4th 200m 20.76 A (-1.8 m/s)
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 6th (sf) 100m 10.31 w (+2.7 m/s)
3rd (h)[6] 200m 20.72 w (+3.5 m/s)
World Championships Beijing, China 200 m DSQ
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 37th (h) 60 m 6.81
Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 11th (sf) 100 m 10.46
8th (sf) 200 m 20.97
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 71st (h) 200 m 21.32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography - PALACIOS Rolando, retrieved June 24, 2014 
  2. ^ a b Athlete biography: Rolando Palacios, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 25, 2008
  3. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  4. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  5. ^ Results - 60m Men Final. Prague Indoor. Retrieved on 2009-02-27.
  6. ^ Disqualified in the semifinal.

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