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Noé Hernández

Full name: Noé Hernández Valentín
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 15, 1979 in Chimalhuacán, México, Mexico
Died: January 16, 2013 in Chimalhuacán, México, Mexico
Affiliations: Estado de México
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Noé Hernández was twice an Olympian, after winning gold at the 1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships in the 20 km walk. He became a household name in Mexico after winning his silver medal in Sydney. Hernández competed at the World Championships in 2001 and 2003, placing fourth in 2003 in the 20 km. He tragically died quite young. In early 2013 he was in a bar when a fight broke out. A man opened fire, killing two people and shooting Hernández in the head. He lost his eye from the gunshot, and seemed to recover briefly, but died two weeks later.

Personal Best: 20kmW – 1-18:14 (2003).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Mexico MEX 2 Silver
2004 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Mexico MEX AC DQ

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 21 Sydney Athletics Mexico Final Standings 2 1-19:03
2004 Summer 25 Athina Athletics Mexico Final Standings AC DQ
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