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Ángel Romero

Full name: Ángel Romero Llamas
Nickname(s): Zapopan
Gender: Male
Born: October 1, 1932 in Teúl de González Ortega, Zacatecas, Mexico
Died: September 21, 2007 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Cycling


Ángel Romero was a Mexican cycling prodigy, he won the Mexican title in 1948 at the young age of 16. Nicknamed "Zapopan" after his hometown, Romero won numerous national competitions, including the Vuelta de Mexico. He became "Mexican athlete of the year" in 1953, but never had a major international breakthrough. He quit cycling while still young, and focused on politics, becoming mayor of Zapopan twice (1962-1963 and 1974-1976), as well as a municipal council member in Guadalajara. He was still the council member for sports in Zapopan when he died of cancer in 2007.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Mexico MEX 45
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Mexico MEX AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Cycling Mexico Final Standings 45 at 18:30.5

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1952 Summer 19 Helsinki Cycling Mexico MEX Final Standings AC DNF 5-24:33.9
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