Juan José Madrigal

Juan José Madrigal Pacheco (born March 8, 1974) is a Costa Rican former swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.[1] He is a two-time Olympian (1996 and 2000), and a Costa Rican former record holder in the 50,100 and 200 m breaststroke (long course and short course).

J.J. Madrigal Pacheco
Personal information
Full nameJuan José Madrigal Pacheco
Nickname(s)J.J.
National team Costa Rica
Born (1974-03-08) 8 March 1974 (age 47)
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke

Madrigal made his Olympic debut at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he competed only in the 100 m breaststroke. Swimming in heat two, he held off Namibia's Jorg Lindemeier by three hundredths of a second (0.03) to pick up a third seed in 1:05.47.[2]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Madrigal qualified for a breaststroke double. He achieved FINA B-standards of 1:05.61 (100 m breaststroke) and 2:20.00 (200 m breaststroke) from the 2000 Janet Evans Invitational in USC Los Angeles, California, United States.[3][4] In the 100 m breaststroke, held on the first day of the Games, Madrigal established a new Costa Rican record of 1:05.14 to lead the second heat, but ended up overall in forty-eighth place.[5][6] Three days later, in the 200 m breaststroke, Madrigal placed forty-third on the morning prelims. Swimming in heat three.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Juan José Madrigal". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Men's 100m Breaststroke Heat 2" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 48. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Swimming – Men's 100m Breaststroke Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Swimming – Men's 200m Breaststroke Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Breaststroke Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 240. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  6. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 200m Breaststroke Heat 3" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 250. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Wide-open race in the men's 100 free". Canoe.ca. 18 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013.