Ximena Restrepo

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Ximena Restrepo
Personal information
Full nameXimena Restrepo Gaviria
Born (1969-03-10) March 10, 1969 (age 50)
Medellín, Colombia
EducationUniversity of Nebraska
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Country Colombia
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 metres
College teamNebraska Huskers
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1992 Summer Olympics

Ximena Restrepo Gaviria (born March 10, 1969 in Medellín) is a former Colombian sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres.

With the time of 49.64 seconds she won a bronze medal in 400 metres at the 1992 Olympic Games, Colombia's first athletics medal. This result is still a South American record, as is the case with her 200 metres time of 22.92 seconds, which she achieved in 1991. At the 1991 Pan American Games she won silver medals in 200 and 400 metres.

Restrepo is married to Chilean shot putter Gert Weil. She attended the University of Nebraska, where she won the 1991 NCAA Championship in the 400 meters.[1] Martina Weil, daughter of Ximena and Gert, is a track and field athlete at the University of Tennessee after winning the 400 meters in the South American U23 championships and setting a Chilean national record in the event.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
1985 Bolivarian Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st 200 m 24.93 A
1986 Pan American Junior Championships Winter Park, United States 4th 100 m 11.98 (w)
3rd 200 m 24.54
World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 20th (sf) 100 m 12.09 w (+2.5 m/s)
16th (sf) 200 m 24.42 (-0.8 m/s)
South American Junior Championships Quito, Ecuador 2nd 100 m 12.10
1st 200 m 24.08
Ibero-American Championships Havana, Cuba 1st 200 m 23.76 w (+2.1 m/s)
1987 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 2nd 100 m 11.77
1st 200 m 23.49
South American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 1st 100 m 11.69
1st 200 m 23.72
1988 South American Junior Championships Cubatão, Brazil 2nd 200 m 24.38
Ibero-American Championships Mexico City, Mexico 4th 200 m 23.46 (0.0 m/s) A
World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 11th (sf) 100 m 11.83 (+0.5 m/s)
10th (sf) 200 m 23.90 w (+2.1 m/s)
1st (h)[3] 400 m 53.48
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 34th (h) 200 m 24.00
16th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 45.461
4 × 400 m relay DQ
1989 South American Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd 100 m 11.4
1991 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st 200 m 23.21
Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 2nd 200 m 23.16
2nd 400 m 50.14
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:31.39
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 6th 400 m 50.79
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st 400 m 51.66
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 45.54
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd 400 m 49.64
World Cup Havana, Cuba 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:29.732
1993 Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 3rd 200 m 23.88
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th 400 m 50.91
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 200 m 23.07 w (+4.4 m/s)
1st 400 m 52.69
1st 4 × 100 m relay 44.87
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:35.35
South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 1st 400 m 51.31
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st (h) 400 m 52.65
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st 400 m 51.93
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (sf) 400 m 51.82
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd 400 m 50.87
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.69
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 400 m DNF
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4 × 100 m relay DNF
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.69
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 16th (sf) 4 × 100 m relay 44.37

1Did not start in the semifinals
2Representing the Americas

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