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Joel Sánchez Guerrero (born September 15, 1966 in Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal) is a Mexican race walker, who made his debut at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. There he was disqualified in the men's 20 km race. His greatest achievement was a bronze medal in the 50 kilometres walk at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Among his other international performances, he was the gold medallist at the 1999 Pan American Games and a silver medallist at the 1991 Pan American Games.

Joel Sánchez
Personal information
Full nameJoel Sánchez Guerrero
Born (1966-09-15) September 15, 1966 (age 52)
Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Country Mexico
Updated on 27 July 2013.


Personal bestsEdit


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Mexico
1984 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) San Juan, Puerto Rico 2nd 10,000 m 48:07.0
1986 Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Léonard, Canada 10th 20 km 1:25:50
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 20 km DQ
Pan American Race Walking Cup Mar del Plata, Argentina 20 km DQ
1990 Pan American Race Walking Cup Xalapa, México 2nd 20 km 1:22:09
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 2nd 20 km 1:25:45
World Race Walking Cup San Jose, United States 12th 20 km 1:22:03
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 20 km DNF
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 21st 20 km 1:30:12
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 16th 20 km 1:24:48
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 50 km 4:06:31
World Championships Seville, Spain 50 km DNF
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 50 km 3:44:36 PB
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 20 km 1:22:05


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

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