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Mirna Sucely Ortiz Flores (born 28 February 1987) is a Guatemalan racewalker.

Mirna Ortiz
Personal information
Full nameMirna Sucely Ortiz Flores
Born (1987-02-28) 28 February 1987 (age 32)
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight44 kg (97 lb)
Country Guatemala
Event(s)Race walking
Coached byRigoberto Medina
Updated on 5 January 2015.

Having begun in the sport in 1998, she won a Central American youth title in 2000, and was a promising young athlete in her discipline, but due to financial hardship, she had to abandon the sport at the age of 14. She then returned to a competitive level in 2011, urged by coach Rigoberto Medina.[1] Her return proved to be fruitful as in September 2011 she earned second place in the National Polish Championship in Varsovia, thereby qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Games,[2] and a few weeks later she won the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, behind her compatriot Jamy Franco in a race they both led from start to end.

On 18 March 2012 she set the 20 km record for the North, Central American, and Caribbean region at 1:28:54 at the Memorial Mario Albisetti in Lugano, Switzerland,[3] where she came in second.

In the 2012 Olympic games in London she competed in the 20 km walk along the other two women of the Guatemala racewalking team, Jamy Franco and Mayra Herrera but was disqualified after 8 km.

After the World Championships that took place in Moscow in August 2013, she married racewalker Érick Barrondo.[4]


Personal bestsEdit

Event Result Venue Date
Road walk
10 km 43:09 min   Katowice 13 Sep 2014
20 km 1:28:31 hrs   Rio Maior 6 Apr 2013
Track walk
10,000 m 51:52.89 min   Ciudad de Guatemala 12 Jun 2009

International competitionsEdit


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 September 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ Rojas Rodríguez, Betty (24 February 2014), Una historia de amor a toda marcha (in Spanish), Los Tiempos, archived from the original on 19 May 2014, retrieved 20 May 2014
  5. ^ Competing as guest

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