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José Mercado

Full name: José Mercado Escareño
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 29, 1938 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: December 8, 2013
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Track cyclist José Mercado competed at two Olympic Games, 1964 and 1968, for Mexico. Mercado was Mexican sprint champion for nine straight years in the 1960s-70s. He also competed at the Pan American Games, the Central American Games, and several World Championships. Mercado later became a cycling coach and helped train the next generation of cyclists in his hometown of Guadalajara and at the University of Guadalajara.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Men's Sprint Mexico MEX 3 h5 r2/9
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Mexico MEX 13
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Mexico MEX 2 h1 r2/5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Sprint Mexico MEX 2 h2 r4/10
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Mexico MEX 21

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Mexico Round One Repêchage Heat Five 3
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Mexico Round One Heat Ten 2
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Cycling Mexico Round Two Repêchage Heat Two 2
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Cycling Mexico Round Two Heat Seven 3
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Cycling Mexico Round One Repêchage Heat Seven 1 QU 11.27
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Cycling Mexico Round One Heat Twelve 2

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Mexico Final Standings 13 1:12.83
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Cycling Mexico Final Standings 21 1:07.97

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Mexico MEX Round One Repêchage Heat One 2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Cycling Mexico MEX Round One Heat One 2
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