Anderson Henriques

Anderson Freitas Henriques (born 3 March 1992) is a Brazilian sprinter.[1]

Anderson Henriques
Personal information
Full nameAnderson Freitas Henriques
Nationality Brazil
Born (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 27)
Caçapava do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)Sprints
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 44.95 (Moscow 2013)
Updated on 21 March 2014.

Anderson left his hometown, Caçapava do Sul, and moved to Porto Alegre in early 2010, when he was about to turn 18. It was when he began to take athletics more seriously, began to train in Sogipa and discovered a vocation for the 400m. Anderson compensated for his late start with rapid growth. Now in his debut year, completed the race in 46s24.[2]

He won the gold medal in the 400 metres at the 2011 South American Junior Championships in Athletics in Medellín, Colombia.[3]

At the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, he was a finalist, finishing 8th.[1] If not for a fever of 38 degrees, Anderson would have fought for medals.[2]

At the 2011 Universiade, in Shenzhen, he was a finalist, finishing in 7th place.[1]

At the 2013 Universiade in Kazan, Anderson won the silver medal.[2]

At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, in the 400m, Henriques broke the 45-seconds barrier for the first time (he completed the distance in 44s95), and first came to a World Championships final.[4]

Personal bestsEdit

  • 200 m: 21.02 s (wind: +0.2 m/s)  Porto Alegre, 28 April 2013
  • 400 m: 44.95 s (semi final) –   Moscow, 12 August 2013
  • 400 m (indoor): 46.82 s  Sopot, 7 March 2014

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Brazil
2011 Pan American Junior Championships Miramar, United States 9th (h) 200 m 21.38 s w (wind: +3.6 m/s)
3rd 400 m 46.69 s
Universiade Shenzhen, China 7th 400 m 46.01 s
South American Junior Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 400 m 46.59 s A
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.35 min A
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 8th 400 m 45.92 s A
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 400 m 45.59 s
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.05 min
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 2nd 400 m 45.50 s
World Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 400 m 45.03 s
7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.19 min
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th (h) 400 m 46.82 s (indoor)
South American Games Santiago, Chile 1st 400 m 45.03 s
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.94 min
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st 400 m 45.40 s
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.80 min
2017 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.96 min
World Championships London, United Kingdom 13th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.02 min
2019 South American Championships Lima, Peru 3rd 400 m 46.15 s
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.13

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