Ximena Restrepo

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Ximena Restrepo
Personal information
Full name Ximena Restrepo Gaviria
Born (1969-03-10) March 10, 1969 (age 46)
Country  Colombia
Sport Women's athletics
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1992 Summer Olympics
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Restrepo and the second or maternal family name is Gaviria.

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]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
1985 Bolivarian Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st 200 m 24.93 A
1986 Ibero-American Championships La Habana, Cuba 1st 200m 23.76 w (wind: +2.1m/s)
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 4th 200m 23.46 (wind: +0.0m/s) A
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st 400m 51.66
3rd 4x100m relay 45:54
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 200m 23.07 w (wind: +4.4m/s)
1st 400m 52.69
1st 4x100m relay 44.87
1st 4x400m relay 3:35.35


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