Ernesto Canto

Ernesto Canto Gudiño (18 October 1959 – 20 November 2020) was a Mexican race walker who mainly competed in the 20 kilometer walk.

Ernesto Canto
Personal information
Full nameErnesto Canto Gudiño
Born(1959-10-18)18 October 1959
Mexico City, Mexico
Died20 November 2020(2020-11-20) (aged 61)
Mexico City, Mexico
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Country Mexico
SportAthletics
Event(s)Racewalking
Updated on 25 July 2013.

He competed for Mexico at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States, where he won the gold medal in the men's 20 kilometer walk event. Canto died in 2020 at the age of 61 from pancreatic and liver cancer.[1][2]

Personal bestsEdit

  • 20 km: 1:19:37 hrs  Xalapa, 5 April 1987
  • 50 km: 3:52:16 hrs  Prague, 12 April 1982

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Mexico
1974 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st 10,000 m 48:34.5
1976 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Xalapa, México 1st 10,000 m 46:18.6 A
1981 World Race Walking Cup Valencia, Spain 1st 20 km 1:23:52
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 20 km 1:20:49
Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 20 km 1:28:12
World Race Walking Cup Bergen, Norway 2nd 20 km 1:19:41
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 1st 20 km 1:23:13
10th 50 km 4:07:59
1986 Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Léonard, Canada 20 km DNF
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 3rd 5000 m 18:38.71
World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 5th 20 km 1:20:35
Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 20 km DNF
World Championships Rome, Italy 20 km DSQ
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 2nd 20 km 1:24:29.0 A
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 20 km DSQ
Pan American Race Walking Cup Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd 20 km 1:25:15
1990 Pan American Race Walking Cup Xalapa, Mexico 1st 20 km 1:21:46
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st 20,000 m 1:23:13.12
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 5th 20 km 1:28:22
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 29th 20 km 1:33:51

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Ernesto Canto at World Athletics
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ernesto Canto". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2008-12-24.