José Alessandro Bagio
José Alessandro Bernardo Bagio (born April 16, 1981 in Orleans, Santa Catarina) is a Brazilian race walker. He won the gold medal for the 20,000 metres walk at the 2008 Ibero-American Championships in Iquique, Chile, with a time of 1:23:12.6.
|Full name||José Alessandro Bernardo Bagio|
|Born||16 April 1981|
Orleans, Santa Catarina, Brazil
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||20 km walk: 1:21:43 (2008)|
|Updated on 21 May 2014.|
Bagio made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed fourteenth in the men's 20 km race walk, with a time of 1:23:33. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Bagio repeated his position from Athens in the same event, with a well-improved, seasonal best time of 1:21:43, finishing behind Spain's Benjamin Sánchez by five seconds.
On March 31, 2011, Bagio was tested positive for the steroid called 19-Norandrosterone, during a national race walking competition in Brazil, a year before. He served a two-year suspension by IAAF, making him ineligible to compete for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and most importantly, for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
- 10,000 m: 39:32.0 min (ht) – Blumenáu, 31 August 2008
- 20,000 m: 1:21:37.9 hrs (ht) – Itajaí, 15 May 2004
- 20 km: 1:21:43 hrs – Beijing, 16 August 2008
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- "Brazilian race walker suspended 2 years for doping". USA Today. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
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