Sanderlei Parrela

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Sanderlei Parrela
Haughton, Parrela, Dwyer, 2000.jpg
Parrela (center) in 2000
Personal information
Full name Sanderlei Claro Parrela
Nationality  Brazil
Born (1974-10-07) October 7, 1974 (age 42)
Santos, São Paulo
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Retired June 8, 2009 (age 34)
Updated on 9 May 2013.

Sanderlei Claro Parrela (born October 7, 1974 in Santos) is a former Brazilian sprinter.

Career[edit]

With a personal best of 44.29 seconds he is the South American record holder at 400 metres. He won a silver medal in this event at the 1999 World Championships. He finished fourth in the 400 metres race at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Parrela brought his career to a close at the 2009 Troféu Brasil Caixa de Atletismo in Rio de Janeiro. Finishing eighth in the 400 m with a season's best of 47.69, he ended a track career which had seen him break the South American record six times.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
1990 South American Youth Championships Lima, Perú 2nd 400 m 50.3 s
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:24.0 min
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 35th (h) 400m 49.64
13th (h) 4×400m relay 3:16.35

Further achievements[edit]

(400 metres unless noted)

  • 2005 South American Championships - silver medal
  • 2001 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 2000 Ibero-American Championships - gold medal
  • 2000 Olympic Games - fourth place
  • 1999 Pan American Games - silver medal (4x400 metres relay)
  • 1999 World Championships - silver medal
  • 1997 South American Championships - gold medal (4x400 metres relay)
  • 1997 South American Championships - gold medal
  • 1996 Ibero-American Championships - gold medal
  • 1995 South American Championships - gold medal (4x400 metres relay)
  • 1995 South American Championships - gold medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-08). Murer vaults to world leading 4.82m at Brazilian nationals. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.

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