Félix Sánchez

Félix Sánchez

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Félix Sánchez
Height 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight 161 lbs (73 kg)
Nationality Dominican Republic
PR 400H - 47.25 (2003)
Born August 30, 1977 at New York, NY
College University of Southern California





Félix Sánchez (1977-) is a hurdler who competes for the Dominican Republic and who won the first Olympic gold medal for that nation in 2004. He has run the hurdles at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics.

Although Sánchez was born in the United States, his parents were born in the Dominican Republic, and he has competed for that country since 1999.

Career highlights

Meet Place Mark Wind City Date
400 Meters
18th IAAF Grand Prix Final 5 f 45.25 Paris (Chárlety) 9/14/2002
8th IAAF World Indoor Championships 4 sf 47.29 Lisboa 3/10/2001
400m Hurdles
The XXIX Olympic Games 5 h 51.10 Beijing (National Stadium) 8/15/2008
5th IAAF World Athletics Final 7 f 49.61 Stuttgart 9/22/2007
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 f 48.01 Osaka 8/28/2007
10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 3 sf 48.24 Helsinki 8/07/2005
28th Olympic Games 1 f 47.63 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 8/26/2004
1st IAAF World Athletics Final 1 f 47.80 Monaco 9/14/2003
9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 f 47.25 Paris Saint-Denis 8/29/2003
18th IAAF Grand Prix Final 1 f 47.62 Paris (Chárlety) 9/14/2002
8th IAAF World Championships 1 f 47.49 Edmonton 8/10/2001
27th Olympic Games 7 sf 49.69 Sydney 9/25/2000
7th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 4 h 49.67 Sevilla 8/24/1999
Pan American Games 4 f 48.60 Winnipeg 7/28/1999
30908%5fw120xh120.jpg In 1999, he was a Pac-10 champion (400 m IH) and All-American relay champion (4x400 m) at the University of Southern California[1], where he majored in psychology. Between 2001 and 2004 he won 43 races in a row at 400 m hurdles. He won a share of the Golden League million dollar-jackpot in 2002 after winning all 7 races.

External links

References

  1. Player Bio: Felix Sanchez :: Men's Outdoor Track