Yerko Araya

Yerko Ignacio Araya Cortés (born 14 February 1986 in Antofagasta) is a Chilean racewalker.[1] He competed in the 20 km walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he placed 41st.[2][3]

Yerko Araya
Personal information
Full nameYerko Ignacio Araya Cortés
Born (1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 34)
Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Country Chile
Event(s)Race walking
Updated on 17 May 2015.

He has a twin brother, Edward, who is also a racewalker.

Personal bestsEdit

Track walkEdit

Road walkEdit

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Chile
2002 South American Race Walking Championships (U18) Puerto Saavedra, Chile 6th 10 km 49:44
1st Team (10 km Youth) 15 pts
2003 South American Junior Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 6th 10,000 m walk 48:23.6
World Youth Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 9th 10,000 m walk 45:38.88
2004 South American Race Walking Championships (U20) Los Ángeles, Chile 3rd 10 km 43:41
1st Team (10 km Junior) 12 pts
World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 28th 10,000 m walk 48:20.94
2005 Pan American Race Walking Cup - Junior Lima, Peru 10 km DQ
South American Junior Championships Rosario, Argentina 8th 10,000 m walk 44:38
2006 South American Race Walking Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 20 km DQ/DNF
South American U23 Championships /
South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd 20,000 m walk 1:31:31.0
2008 South American Race Walking Championships Cuenca, Ecuador 10th 20 km 1:32:34
3rd Team (20 km) 37 pts
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 8th 20,000 m walk 1:27:44.89
South American U23 Championships Lima, Peru 5th 20,000 m walk 1:31:26
2009 Pan American Race Walking Cup San Salvador, El Salvador 7th 20 km 1:27:10
South American Championships Lima, Peru 2nd 20,000 m walk 1:23:08.2
World Championships Berlin, Germany 29th 20 km 1:24:49
2010 South American Race Walking Championships Cochabamba, Bolivia 3rd 20 km 1:30:45
World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 10th 20 km 1:24:23
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd 20,000 m walk 1:25:27.5
2011 Pan American Race Walking Cup Envigado, Colombia 17th 20 km 1:35:40
South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd 20,000 m walk 1:20:47.2
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 33rd 20 km 1:27:47
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 20 km DQ
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 79th 20 km 1:30:24
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 41st 20 km 1:25:27
2013 Pan American Race Walking Cup Guatemala City, Guatemala 12th 20 km 1:29:43
World Championships Moscow, Russia 22nd 20 km 1:24:42
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 5th 20,000 m walk 1:24:13.8
World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 20 km DQ
2015 Pan American Race Walking Cup Arica, Chile 16th 20 km 1:26:31
8th Team (20 km) 85 pts
South American Championships Lima, Peru 20,000 m walk DQ
World Championships Beijing, China 49th 20 km walk 1:29:12
2018 South American Games Cochabamba, Bolivia 3rd 20,000 m walk 1:29:37
Ibero-American Championships Trujillo, Peru 4th 20,000 m walk 1:25:07.20
2019 South American Championships Lima, Peru 20,000 m walk DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yerko Araya". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  2. ^ "Men's 20km Race Walk Results". London 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  3. ^ Biografía - General - ARAYA CORTES Yerko Ignacio - Chile (in Spanish), retrieved May 14, 2014

External linksEdit