Pablo Squella

Pablo Cristián Squella Serrano (born August 14, 1963) is a Chilean journalist and retired middle distance runner, who represented his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He finished fifth in the 800 metres and in the 400 metres hurdles at the 1987 Pan American Games. He was appointed as minister of Sport of Chile by president Michelle Bachelet in 2016 and served in that position until 11 March 2018. He is the ambassador of the 2023 Pan American Games and the Parapan American Games in Santiago.

Pablo Squella
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Minister of Sport of Chile
In office
November 18, 2016 – March 11, 2018
PresidentMichelle Bachelet
Preceded byNatalia Riffo
Succeeded byPauline Kantor
Personal details
Born (1963-08-14) August 14, 1963 (age 57)
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Chile
South American Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 Santa Fe 400 m
Gold medal – first place 1986 Santiago 400 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Valencia 800 m

International competitionsEdit

Representing   Chile
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1980 South American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 5th 400 m 49.04
1st 400 m hurdles 53.59
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:19.3
1981 South American Championships La Paz, Bolivia 3rd 400 m 48.0 A
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:11.8
South American Junior Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 400 m 47.9
3rd 800 m 1:51.6
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:16.1
1982 Pan American Junior Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd 800 m 1:50.34
2nd 400 m hurdles 51.70
Southern Cross Games Santa Fe, Argentina 1st 400 m 47.47
1986 Ibero-American Championships La Habana, Cuba 2nd 400 m hurdles 50.17
South American Games Santiago, Chile 1st 400 m hurdles 52.01
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.37
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 18th (h) 800 m 1:51.57
Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 18th (sf) 800 m 1:51.14
7th (h) 400 m hurdles 50.56
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.76
Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 5th 800 m 1:48.39
5th 400 m hurdles 50.17
World Championships Rome, Italy 32nd (h) 400 m hurdles 50.73
South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 2nd 800 m 1:48.64
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.64
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 10th (qf) 800 m 1:46.45
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th (h) 800 m 1:48.771
South American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 800 m 1:49.19 A
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.34
1990 Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 4th 1500 m 3:43.43
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 11th (sf) 800 m 1:50.60
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 3rd 800 m 1:48.21
Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 4th 800 m 1:47.59
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 34th (h) 800 m 1:50.92
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 800 m 1:48.29
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:11.51
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 11th (sf) 800 m 1:50.25
South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st 800m 1:51.98
2nd 1500m 3:51.00
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd 800 m 1:49.50
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.27
South American Games Valencia, Venezuela 2nd 800 m
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.92
1995 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 3rd 800 m 1:49.80

1Did not finish in the semifinals

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