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Iván García (athlete)

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Sánchez.
Iván García
Medal record
Competitor for 23x15px Cuba
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1990 Havana 4x100 m relay

Iván García Sánchez (born February 29, 1972 in Santiago de Cuba) is a former sprinter from Cuba.


He won an Olympic bronze medal in 4 x 100 metres relay in Sydney 2000. He specialized in the 200 metres event and won a silver medal at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He finished fourth at the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Personal bests


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing 23x15px Cuba
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Havana, Cuba 1st 4x100 m relay 40.62
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 4th 200 m 20.82
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd 200 m 20.71
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 200 m 20.29
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 200 m 20.77   (0.5 m/s)
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, USA 6th 200 m 20.21   (0.4 m/s)
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 200 m 20.46 PB
World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 200 m 20.31 w   (2.3 m/s)
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 3rd 200 m 20.81
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 6th (sf) 200 m 20.38   (1.7 m/s)
4th 4x100 m relay 38.63
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 4x100 m relay 38.04 SB


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