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Ángel David Rodríguez García (born 25 April 1980) is a Spanish sprinter. He specializes in the 100 metres.[2] His personal best time is 10.23 seconds in the 100 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Salamanca, and 20.61 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Barcelona.

Ángel David Rodríguez
Ángel David Rodríguez 2018.jpg
Ángel David Rodríguez in 2018
Personal information
Nationality Spain
Born (1980-04-25) 25 April 1980 (age 39)
Madrid, Spain[1]
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
ClubFC Barcelona
Coached byJuan Carlos Álvarez

Rodríguez finished eighth in 100 m and 4 × 100 m relay at the 2002 World Cup. He also competed at the 2006 European Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 World Indoor Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2012 Olympic Games without reaching the final. In Beijing, he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 4th in his heat in a time of 10.34 seconds. Only the first three of each heat qualified, but his time was the third fastest losing time after Nobuharu Asahara's 10.25, advancing him to the next round. There he came to 10.35 but was eliminated after he finished in 8th place in his heat.[2] He also took part in the 200 metres individual, finishing fourth with a time of 20.87 seconds in his first round heat. With 20.96 seconds in his second round he only placed eighth in his heat, which was not enough for the semi-finals.[2]

In 2011, Rodríguez was featured in Castrol's Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit when he ran against Cristiano Ronaldo over a 25-metre straight sprint, in which he beat Ronaldo 0.30 seconds, and a 25-metre zig-zag course, in which Ronaldo beat him by 0.51 seconds.[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Spain
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 28th (qf) 100 m 10.91 (-0.7 m/s)
4th 4 × 100 m relay 40.48
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 4th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 40.40[4]
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 13th (h) 100 m 10.75 (+0.9 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m relay 40.22
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 5th 4 × 100 m relay 39.07
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 4th 200 m 21.69
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.70
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 7th (h) 100 m 10.63
5th 4 × 100 m relay 39.84
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th (sf) 100 m 10.33
4 × 100 m relay DQ
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 12th (h) 60 m 6.70
World Championships Osaka, Japan 26th (qf) 100 m 10.39
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 15th (sf) 60 m 6.70
Olympic Games Beijing, China 33rd (qf) 100 m 10.35
28th (qf) 200 m 20.96
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 19th (h) 60 m 6.73
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 5th 100 m 10.41
5th 200 m 21.05
World Championships Berlin, Germany 32nd (qf) 100 m 10.39
45th (h) 200 m 21.37
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 16th (sf) 60 m 6.69
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.45
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 19th (sf) 100 m 10.51
8th (sf) 4 × 100 m relay DNF
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 22nd (sf) 60 m 6.76
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 22nd (sf) 100 m 10.49
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 10th (sf) 60 m 6.71
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 37th (h) 100 m 10.34
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 25th (h) 100 m 10.23
9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 38.46
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 22nd (sf) 100 m 10.76
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 23rd (sf) 60 m 6.91
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 28th (h) 60 m 6.74
Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th (sf) 100 m 10.45
4th 4 × 100 m relay 39.28
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 24th (sf) 100 m 12.13
9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.15
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 17th (h) 60 m 6.79
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 18th (sf) 60 m 6.67
Mediterranean Games Tarragona, Spain 6th 100 m 10.49
4th 4 × 100 m relay 39.52
European Championships Berlin, Germany 30th (h) 100 m 10.55
9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.12
2019 European Games Minsk, Belarus 16th 100 m 10.78
TBD DNA Athletics TBD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RFEA profile". Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Angel David Rodriguez, beijing2008.cn, ret: 26 August 2008
  3. ^ Fusion Sport (20 September 2011). "Special Edition: Cristiano Ronaldo vs SMARTSPEED". Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  4. ^ did not finish in the final