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Canadian International High School

Sports people from Costa Rica

Students. Adrian Mora Jimenez Elena Sobrado

Teachers Celia Chaves and Hazel Noguera

2012


SPORTS PEOPLE FROM COSTA RICA YOU MUST KNOW OTHER SPORTS, NOT ONLY SOCCER! Here in Costa Rica we have a lot of sports people who are recognized in the entire world, but here. We are going to tell you about them.. One of these is Nery Brenes.

Nery Antonio Brenes Cárdenas was born in Limon, September 25th 1985. He is a very success Costarican sprinter. He is one of Costa Rica's up-and-coming athletes and reached the semi-finals at the 400 m sprint in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Brenes won the gold medal at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, setting a new national and championship

record! His personal trainer Andrès Oro FIjoCalderón said: "Brenes improved his personal mark by approximately one second, something nobody expected on a championship, taking the gold medal"


Achievements Year 2004 2005

Competition

venue

Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Helsinki, Finland Osaka, Japan

World Championships

2007 2007

World Championships

2008

World Indoor Championships

2008 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012

NACAC Championships

Olympic Games Central American and Caribbean Championships Ibero-American Championships Central American and Caribbean Games World Championships Pan American Games World Indoor Championships

San Salvador, El Salvador Valencia, Spain Beijing, China Havana, Cuba San Fernando, Spain Mayag端ez, Puerto Rico Daegu, South Korea Guadalajara, Mexico Istanbul, Turkey

position Event 400 m 3rd

notes 48.05

38th

400 m

47.11

th

11 3rd

400 m

45.01 46.00

4th

400 m

46.65

10 4th

400 m

44.94 45.92

1st

400 m

45.19

st

1

400 m

44.84

17th

400 m

45.93

1st

400 m

44.65

st

400 m

45.11

th

1

400 m

400 m

Hanna Gabriel Valle born in Alajuela, Costa Rica, January 14, 1983. She is a Costa Rican boxer junior middleweight category, which has been highlighted by several international victories. She is a promising bo xer who qualified for the Olympic Games in Moscow 1980, but

SADLY she was unable to attend.

She debuted in the Gimnasio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica, on November 17, 2007, fighting Nicaraguan Aoska Xochilet Herrera and defeating her by KO. On December 19, 2009 Gabriel won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight (147 pounds) World Championship against Argentine Gabriela Zapata by technical knockout during the fourth round. The fight took place in the Dennis Martinez stadium, Managua,Nicaragua. On January 14, 2010, just over a month after that victory, she renounced the title after suffering several blackouts due to her diet.


On May 29, 2010 Gabriel defeated the Dominican Gardy Pena in Bayamón, Puerto Rico to

World Champion title in a fight that lasted only 11 seconds!

win the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight (154 pounds)

On January 11, 2011, Hanna won by TKO (Technical Knockout) to retain the World Championship Title against her rival, Melisenda Pérez. On March 31, 2011, Hanna fought and defeated Melisenda Pérez once again while defending her World Championship Title during the inauguration acts of Costa Rica's new National Stadium in front of 14.000 attendees. It took Hanna seven rounds to defeat her rival by knockout.


Sports people from Costa Rica