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Gilmar Jalith Mayo Lozano (born 30 September 1969) is a Colombian high jumper. His personal best jump is 2.33 m (7 ft 7 12 in), achieved in October 1994 in Pereira. This is the current Colombian and South American record.[1] Mayo represented Colombia twice at the Olympic Games (1996 and 2000) and three times at the World Championships in Athletics (1995, 1997 and 1999).

Gilmar Mayo
Personal information
Full nameGilmar Jalith Mayo Lozano
NationalityColombian
Born (1969-09-30) September 30, 1969 (age 50)
Pailitas, Cesar, Colombia
Sport
Country Colombia
SportMen's athletics

Mayo was the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games champion in the high jump and competed at the Pan American Games in 1995, 1999 and 2007, which included a bronze on his debut at the competition. He was a four-time champion at the South American Championships in Athletics (1991, 1995, 1997, 2005) and a three-time gold medallist at the South American Games – this includes the 1998 South American Games where he also won the triple jump title and the long jump silver medal. His mark of 2.25 m (7 ft 4 12 in) at the 1994 South American Games is the current Games record. He was a frequent participant at the Ibero-American Championships in Athletics and was the gold medallist there in 2000 and 2002.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Colombia
1991 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st High jump 2.20 m CR
1993 Bolivarian Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 1st High jump 2.20 m A
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st High jump 2.32 m
South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 1st High jump 2.25 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 10th High jump 2.24 m
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd High jump 2.26 m
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st High jump 2.25 m CR
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 2nd High jump 2.23 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 10th High jump 2.29 m
South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st High jump 2.26 m CR
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd High jump 2.18 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd High jump 2.30m
South American Games Cuenca, Ecuador 2nd Long jump
1st Triple jump 15.78 m A
1st High jump 2.24 m A
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 2nd High jump 2.26 m A =CR
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 5th High jump 2.20 m
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st High jump 2.24 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 11th High jump 2.20 m
Bolivarian Games Ambato, Ecuador 1st High jump 2.23 m A
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st High jump 2.26 m
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd High jump 2.15 m
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 1st High jump 2.22 m
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 1st High jump 2.26 m GR A
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd High jump 2.20 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st High jump 2.19 m
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 2nd High jump 2.20 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13th High jump 2.10 m
South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 3rd High jump 2.21 m
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 5th High jump 2.15 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 5th High jump 2.10 m

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