Full name: Arquímedes Herrera
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: August 8, 1935 in Sucre, Zulia, Venezuela
Died: May 30, 2013 in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Arquímedes Herrera was the leading South American sprinter of the early 1960s, and one of the greatest ever from that continent. He doubled at the 1961 and 1963 South American Games, winning the 100 and 200. His other major international title was a gold in the 100 at the 1965 Bolivarian Games, adding a bronze in the 200 metres. At the 1963 Pan American Games Herrera won silver in the 100 and 4x100 relay, and a bronze in the 200. At the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games, he won a silver medal in the 200 and a bronze in the 100. Late in his career, Herrera won silver medals in both sprints at the 1970 Bolivarian Games. Herrera was ranked #4 in the world in the 100 in 1963.
As a teenager Herrera spent time in the Venezuelan military, taking up his athletics career after his discharge. After his sports career ended, he worked as a coach and as a judge with the Venezuelan Athletics Federation.
Personal Bests: 100 – 10.32 (1963); 200 – 20.5 (1964).
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Venezuela||VEN||7 h1 r3/4|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Venezuela||VEN||6 h1 r3/4|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Venezuela||VEN||6|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Venezuela||Semi-Finals||Heat One||7||10.4w||10.42w|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Venezuela||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||2||QU||10.4||10,43|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Venezuela||Round One||Heat Seven||2||QU||10.5||10,59|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Venezuela||Semi-Finals||Heat One||6||21.0||21,07|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Venezuela||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||4||QU||21.2||21,29|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Athletics||Venezuela||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||21.3||21,38|