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Arquímedes Herrera

Full name: Arquímedes Herrera
Gender: Male
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
Country: VEN Venezuela
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
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

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
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

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Venezuela VEN Final 6 39.5 39.53 5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Venezuela VEN Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 39.6 39,65
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Venezuela VEN Round One Heat Two 2 QU 40.1 40,10