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María del Monte Vasco Pes Gallardo (born December 26, 1975 in Viladecans) is a Spanish race walker.[1] She won the bronze medal in the 20 km at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. Vasco was also a gold and bronze medalist at the IAAF Race Walking Championships. She was born in Viladecans near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

María Vasco
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María Vasco (on the right) in Osaka 2007.
Personal information
Born (1975-12-26) December 26, 1975 (age 43)
Viladecans, Catalonia, Spain
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Sport
Country Spain
SportAthletics
Event(s)20km Race Walk

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Spain
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 15th 5000 m 23:47.98
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 6th 5000 m 22:34.26
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 4th 5000 m 22:40.83
1994 World Junior Championships Lisboa, Portugal 4th 5000 m 21:41.47
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, China 26th 10 km 45:40
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 26th 10 km 45:05
1996 European Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 13th 10 km 45:39
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 28th 10 km 46:09
1997 World Race Walking Cup Poděbrady, Czech Republic 22nd 10 km 43:54
European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 2nd 10 km 44:01
1998 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 7th 10 km 43:23
3rd Team - 10 km 41 pts
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 10 km 43:02[2]
1999 World Race Walking Cup Mézidon-Canon, France 23rd 20 km 1:32:38
World Championships Seville, Spain 10th 20 km 1:33:35
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 20 km DNF
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 3rd 20 km 1:30:23
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 7th 20 km 1:30:11
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 5th 20 km 1:30:19
2002 World Race Walking Cup Turin, Italy 8th 20 km 1:30:57
European Championships Munich, Germany 20 km DNF
2003 European Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 3rd 20 km 1:28:10
2nd Team - 20 km 40 pts
World Championships Paris, France 20 km DNF
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 20 km 1:30:06
World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 3rd 20 km 1:27:36
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 20 km 1:28:51
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 2nd 20 km 1:34:28
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 15th 20 km 1:32:50
2007 European Race Walking Cup Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom 5th 20 km 1:29:17
3rd Team - 20 km 25 pts
World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 20 km 1:30:47
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 5th 20 km 1:28:39
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 5th 20 km 1:27:25
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 1st 20 km 1:32:53
2nd Team - 20 km 18 pts
World Championships Berlin, Germany 20 km DSQ
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 1st 20 km 1:31:55
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 20 km DNF
2011 European Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 4th 20 km 1:31:41
2nd Team - 20 km 22 pts
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 13th 20 km 1:32:42
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 20 km DNF
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 10th 20 km 1:28:14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biografía de María Vasco - Todos sus 20km marcha - RFEA.es (PDF) (in Spanish), Real Federación Española de Atletismo, retrieved 10 June 2015
  2. ^ 1998 European Championships, women's results

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