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Bertha Oliva Sánchez Rivera (born November 4, 1978) is a female long-distance runner from Colombia, who won several medals on continental level from the mid-1990s on.

Bertha Sánchez
Personal information
Full nameBertha Oliva Sánchez Rivera
Born (1978-11-04) November 4, 1978 (age 40)
Betania, Antioquia, Colombia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
Country Colombia
SportAthletics
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1996 Summer Olympics
Updated on 11 May 2013.

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CareerEdit

She has won twice at the South American Cross Country Championships; first winning the long race in 2000, then winning the short race competition in 2002.[1]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Colombia
1992 South American Youth Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd 3000 m 10:03.63 min
1994 South American Youth Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 2nd 800 m 2:16.64 min A
1st 1500 m 4:46.99 min A
1st 3000 m 10:35.2 min A
4th 4 × 400 m 4:11.45 min A
1995 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 3rd 5000 m 16:49.58
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 6th 1500 m 4:32.15
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 3rd 5000 m 16:51.89
South American Games Cuenca, Ecuador 3rd 1500 m
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st 1500 m 4:35.72 A
2nd 5000 m 17:02.89 A
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 5th 1500 m 4:21.10
2nd 5000 m 15:59.04
2001 Bolivarian Games Ambato, Ecuador 2nd 1500 m 4:38.2 A
3rd 3000 m stp 11:53.1 A
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 3rd 3000 m 9:34.99
4th 5000 m 17:00.36
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 1500 m 4:27.75
2nd 5000 m 16:39.23
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 10,000 m 33:56.17
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 6th 5000 m 16:47.99
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 5000 m 16:47.03
1st 10,000 m 34:34.40
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 1st 5000 m 17:40.58 A
2nd 10,000 m 35:25.39 A
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 3rd 3000 m 9:19.04
1st 5000 m 16:10.32
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 5000 m 16:17:13
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st 5000 m 17:16.39
1st 10,000 m 37:36.16
1st 3000 m stp 10:48.44
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 3rd 5000 m 16:21.17
3rd 10,000 m 34:23.89
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 5000 m 15:49.97
8th 10,000 m 34:13.25
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd 5000 m 16:43.82
1st 10,000 m 35:16.36
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 62nd Marathon 2:47:02
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 5th 5000 m 16:42.19
5th 10,000 m 35:07.82

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Continental Cross Country Championships and Cups. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.

External linksEdit

  • Bertha Sánchez at IAAF
  • Profile at the ARRS
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bertha Sánchez". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03.