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Carlos Johelín Santa Ramírez (born 7 January 1978 in Azua de Compostela[1]) is a sprinter from the Dominican Republic who specializes in the 400 metres.

Carlos Santa
Personal information
Full nameCarlos Johelín Santa Ramírez
Born7 January 1978 (1978-01-07) (age 41)
Azua de Compostela, Dominican Republic


He competed at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics as well as the World Championships in 1999, 2003 and 2005, and finished fifth at the 2005 World Athletics Final.

In 2006 he finished fifth in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2006 World Indoor Championships, together with teammates Arismendy Peguero, Danis García and Juan Betances, and won a bronze medal in the same event at the 2006 IAAF World Cup with the American team.

His personal best time is 45.05 seconds, achieved in August 2004 in Huelva.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   Dominican Republic
1996 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 400 m 47.19
4th 4x100 m relay 41.57
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:13.99
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 13th (h) 400 m 46.26
6th 4×400 m relay 3:05.19
World Championships Seville, Spain 39th (h) 400 m 46.80
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 43rd (h) 400 m 46.40
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 10th (h) 400 m 48.21[2]
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st 400 m 45.69
NACAC U-25 Championships San Antonio, Texas, United States 4th 400m 45.77
5th 4x100m relay 40.29
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 400m 45.83
1st 4x400m relay 3:04.15
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 6th 400 m 45.85
3rd 4×400 m relay 3:02.02
World Championships Paris, France 15th (sf) 400 m 45.43
4x400 m relay DSQ
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st 400 m 45.05
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th (sf) 400 m 45.58
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th (sf) 400 m 46.07
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 6th 200 m 21.14
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 4x400 m relay 3:04.96
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16th (sf) 400 m 47.45
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:02.48
World Championships Osaka, Japan 36th (h) 400 m 45.99
7th 4x400 m relay 3:03.56

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Carlos Santa". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ Did not finish the final.
  3. ^ Carlos Santa, segundo en 400 metros en torneo de la reunión de Madrid (in Spanish), Periódico Hoy, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 24 February 2005, retrieved 15 April 2012[permanent dead link]