Verónica Colindres

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Verónica Colindres
Personal information
Full name Verónica Abigail Colindres García
Nationality  El Salvador
Born (1986-07-09) 9 July 1986 (age 31)
Opico, La Libertad, El Salvador
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 20 km walk: 1:35:39 (2007)

Verónica Abigail Colindres García (born July 9, 1986 in Opico, La Libertad) is a female Salvadoran race walker.[1] She won a silver medal for the 20 km at the 2009 Pan American Race Walking Cup in San Salvador, with a time of 1:39:45.[2]

Colindres represented El Salvador at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's 20 km race walk. She finished and completed the race in thirty-eighth place by six seconds behind Brazil's Tânia Spindler, with a seasonal best time of 1:36:52.[3] Colindres was elevated to a higher position, when Greek race walker and former Olympic champion Athanasía Tsoumeléka had been disqualified from the competition, after she was tested positive for CERA, an advanced version of the blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).[4]


  1. ^ "Verónica Colindres". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (3 May 2009). "Mexico dominates Pan American Race Walking Cup". IAAF. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's 20km Walk". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "IOC sanctions race walker Tsoumeleka for doping". USA Today. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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