José Alessandro Bagio

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José Alessandro Bernardo Bagio (born April 16, 1981 in Orleans, Santa Catarina) is a Brazilian race walker.[1] 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.

José Alessandro Bagio
Personal information
Full nameJosé Alessandro Bernardo Bagio
Nationality Brazil
Born (1981-04-16) 16 April 1981 (age 38)
Orleans, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Race walking
ClubFM Timbó
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.[2]

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.[3]

Personal bestsEdit

Track walkEdit

  • 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

Road walkEdit

  • 20 km: 1:21:43 hrs  Beijing, 16 August 2008

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   Brazil
1998 South American Junior Championships in Athletics Córdoba, Argentina 4th 10,000m track walk 46:09.29
2000 South American Junior Championships São Leopoldo, Brazil 2nd 10,000m track walk 43:42.47
World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 7th 10,000m track walk 43:18.95
2001 South American Race Walking Championships/
Pan American Race Walking Cup
Cuenca, Ecuador 20 km DQ
2002 South American Race Walking Championships Puerto Saavedra, Chile 20 km DQ
Ibero-American Championships Guatemala, Guatemala 6th 20 km 1:28:18
2004 World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 20 km DNF
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd 20,000m track walk 1:25:13.1
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th 20 km 1:23:33
2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup Lima, Perú 16th 20 km 1:29:37
3rd Team (20 km) 32 pts
South American Championships Cali, Colombia 20,000m track walk DNF
2007 Pan American Race Walking Cup Balneário Camboriú, Brazil 20 km DNF
Pan American Games Río de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 20 km 1:34:15
South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 20,000m track walk DNF
2008 South American Race Walking Championships Cuenca, Ecuador 20 km DNF
World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 20 km DNF
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 1st 20,000m track walk 1:23:12.60
Olympic Games Beijing, China 14th 20 km 1:21:43
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 20 km DNF
2014 South American Race Walking Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 8th 20 km 1:34:47
World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 20 km DNF
2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup Arica, Chile 20 km DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "José Alessandro Bagio". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's 20km Race Walk". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Brazilian race walker suspended 2 years for doping". USA Today. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2012.

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