Full name: NoÃ© HernÃ¡ndez ValentÃn
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 15, 1978 in ChimalhuacÃ¡n, MÃ©xico, Mexico
Died: January 16, 2013 in ChimalhuacÃ¡n, MÃ©xico, Mexico
Affiliations: Estado de MÃ©xico
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
NoÃ© HernÃ¡ndez 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. HernÃ¡ndez 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 HernÃ¡ndez in the head. He lost his eye from the gunshot, and seemed to recover briefly, but died two weeks later.
Personal Best: 20kmW â 1-18:14 (2003).
|2000 Summer||22||Sydney||Athletics||Men's 20 kilometres Walk||Mexico||MEX||2||Silver|
|2004 Summer||26||Athina||Athletics||Men's 20 kilometres Walk||Mexico||MEX||AC||DQ|
|2000 Summer||22||Sydney||Athletics||Mexico||Final Standings||2||1-19:03|
|2004 Summer||26||Athina||Athletics||Mexico||Final Standings||AC||DQ|