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Yancarlos Martínez Martínez (born 8 July 1992) is a Dominican Republic sprinter.[1] He competed in the 100[2] and 200 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing reaching the semifinals in the second event.[3][4] Initially he practiced baseball, and only switched to athletics after injuring his wrist in 2013.[5]

Yancarlos Martínez
Yancarlos Martínez 2015.jpg
Yancarlos Martínez at the 2015 Military World Games.
Personal information
Born (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 25)
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Country Dominican Republic
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 100 metres
200 metres
Coached by Yaseen Pérez

Contents

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Dominican Republic
2014 Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, Mexico 4th 100 m 10.29
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.01
2015 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd (B) 4 × 100 m relay 38.98
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 9th (sf) 100 m 10.17
7th 200 m 20.47
5th 4 × 100 m relay 38.86
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 2nd 200 m 20.28
4th 4 × 100 m relay 38.78
World Championships Beijing, China 28th (h) 100 m 10.19
14th (h) 200 m 20.31
Military World Games Mungyeong, South Korea 5th 200 m 20.88
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.41
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 40th (h) 60 m 6.83
Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 200 m 20.19
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.52
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 66th (h) 200 m 20.97
4 × 100 m relay DQ

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

  • 100 metres – 10.14 (+1.9 m/s, Toronto 2015)
  • 200 metres – 20.19 (+0.3 m/s, Rio de Janeiro 2016)

Indoor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yancarlos Martínez". IAAF. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Newman, Stuart (22 August 2015). "Usain Bolt at IAAF World Championships 2015: Result and Time from Saturday". Bleacher Report (in Spanish). Beijing. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yancarlos Martínez avanza a semifinales en Mundial atletismo" [Yancarlos Martínez advanced to the Athletics World Championships semifinals]. Listin Diario (in Spanish). Beijing. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Heats results
  5. ^ Yancarlos Martinez, from baseball player to Olympic-bound sprinter

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