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Cristina Esmeralda López (born 19 September 1982 in Ozatlán) is a Salvadoran race walker.[1][2]

Cristina López
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Personal information
Full nameCristina Esmeralda López
Born (1982-09-19) September 19, 1982 (age 36)
Ozatlán, Usulután, El Salvador
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight51 kg (112 lb)
Sport
Country El Salvador
SportWomen's Athletics
Event(s)Racewalking
Updated on 6 January 2015.

When she won the gold medal at the Pan American Games, she made history by winning the first ever gold medal for El Salvador at the games. Lopez also had the worries of having her 3-year-old daughter Monica Michelle back in El Salvador undergoing medical treatment for cancer.[1][3] Lopez crossed the finish line in 1:38:59, a full minute and 4 seconds ahead of the second place.

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Personal bestsEdit

Track walkEdit

Road walkEdit

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   El Salvador
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 20th 10,000 m 53:12.90
2001 Central American Junior Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 5000 m track walk 23:19.27
Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st 10,000 m track walk 51:41.9
Central American Games Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 3rd 20 km 1:49:01 A
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala, Guatemala 6th 20 km walk DNF
2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup Lima, Peru 1st 20 km walk 1:30:35
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st 10,000 m 45:52.32
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20 km DSQ
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 31st 20 km road walk 1:35:36
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 20 km walk 1:38:26
2007 Pan American Race Walking Cup Balneário Camboriú, Brazil 1st 20 km walk 1:39:21
NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 10,000 m 44:16.21
Pan American Games Rio, Brazil 1st 20 km 1:38:59
2009 Central American Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 10 km 47:35.35 CR
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 3rd 10 km 49:30
Pan American Race Walking Cup San Salvador, El Salvador 20 km road walk DNF
World Championships Berlin, Germany 37th 20 km 1:47:33
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, México 40th 20 km road walk 1:45:43
2011 Central American Race Walking Cup San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd 20 km road walk 1:49:46
Central American Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st 10,000 m 49:48.36
2013 Central American Race Walking Cup Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 10 km road walk 55:48
Central American Games San José, Costa Rica 1st 20 km road walk 1:48:12
Pan American Race Walking Cup Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 12th 20 km road walk 1:42:33
Central American Championships Managua, Nicaragua 1st 10,000 m track walk 47:47.62
Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 4th 10,000 m 52:23.40
2014 Central American Race Walking Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 10 km road walk 49:02
Central American Championships Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1st 10,000m track walk 49:18.36
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 9th 10,000m track walk 47:54.88
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 7th 20 km road walk 1:57:00 A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cristina López, marchando con paso firme (in Spanish), mediotiempo.com, 21 June 2007, retrieved May 23, 2014
  2. ^ Guillén, Gerardo (31 August 2007), Cristina López ya tiene casa propia (in Spanish), Diario Co Latino, archived from the original on 23 May 2014, retrieved May 23, 2014 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ López, Benjamín (25 July 2007), Cristina López se merece eso y mucho más (in Spanish), Diario Co Latino, archived from the original on 23 May 2014, retrieved May 23, 2014 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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