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Germán Fortino Sánchez Cruz (born July 31, 1967 in Zimatlán, Oaxaca) is a Mexican race walker.

Germán Sánchez
Personal information
Full nameGermán Fortino Sánchez Cruz
Born (1967-07-31) July 31, 1967 (age 52)
Zimatlán, Oaxaca
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Updated on 30 July 2013.


Personal bestsEdit


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Mexico
1990 Pan American Race Walking Cup Xalapa, México * 50 km 4:14:22 hrs
1992 Pan American Race Walking Cup Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st 50 km 4:06:21 hrs
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 50 km DSQ
1993 World Race Walking Cup Monterrey, Mexico 3rd 50 km 3:54:15 hrs
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd 50 km 3:56:18 hrs
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, PR China 11th 50 km 3:49:29 hrs
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 50 km DNF
1996 Pan American Race Walking Cup Manaus, Brazil 1st 50 km 4:12:43 hrs
Ibero American Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd 20 km 1:26:30
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 18th 50 km 3:57:47
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 50 km DSQ
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 50 km DSQ
2003 Pan American Race Walking Cup Tijuana, Mexico 1st 50 km 4:04:11 hrs
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st 50 km 4:05:02 hrs
World Championships Paris, France 12th 50 km 3:53:24 hrs
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th 50 kilometres walk 3:58:33

*: Started as a guest out of competition.


  • Germán Sánchez at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Germán Sánchez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19.

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