Ximena Restrepo

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Ximena Restrepo
Personal information
Full name Ximena Restrepo Gaviria
Born (1969-03-10) March 10, 1969 (age 48)
Country  Colombia
Sport Women's athletics
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1992 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]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
1985 Bolivarian Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st 200 m 24.93 A
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 20th (sf) 100m 12.09 w (wind: +2.5 m/s)
16th (sf) 200m 24.42 (wind: -0.8 m/s)
Ibero-American Championships La Habana, Cuba 1st 200m 23.76 w (wind: +2.1 m/s)
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 11th (sf) 100m 11.83 (wind: +0.5 m/s)
10th (sf) 200m 23.90 w (wind: +2.1 m/s)
1st (h)[2] 400m 53.48
Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 4th 200m 23.46 (wind: +0.0 m/s) A
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st 400m 51.66
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 45:54
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 200m 23.07 w (wind: +4.4 m/s)
1st 400m 52.69
1st 4 × 100 m relay 44.87
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:35.35


  1. ^ http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=3752848 Nebraska Cornhuskers
  2. ^ Disqualified in the semifinal.

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