Sports in Chile

Distinguished athletes

Rowers, hockey players, boxers, karateists, runners and bikers have built the Chilean triumphs throughout the years.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Category: Sport - Daily life
Dakar 2009 Dakar 2009 (Photo:Chiledeportes)

BOXING
- Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games
Ramon Tapia, silver medal (middleweight class)
Claudio Barrientos, bronze medal (bantamweight)
Carlos Lucas, bronze medal (middle-heavyweight)

EQUESTRIAN

- Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games
Oscar Cristi, silver medal
National team, silver medal

FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
- Chile 1962 World Cup
National team, third place
- Libertadores Cup 1991
Colo Colo, first place
- Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
National team, bronze medal

JAVELIN

- Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games

Marlene Ahrens, silver medal

KARATE
- Japan 2008 World Championship
David Dubó, gold medal (75 kg)

MARATHON
- Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games
Manuel Plaza, silver medal

POLO
- Mexico 2008 World Cup
National team, first place

RALLY RAID
- World Championship (2004 and 2005)
Carlo de Gavardo, first place (motorcycle 450cc)
- World Championship 2006
Francisco López, first place (motorcycle 450cc)

ROLLER HOCKEY
- Chile 2006 Women's World Championship
National team, first place

ROWING
- Seville 2002 World Championship

Christian Yantani and Miguel Cerda, first place (lightweight coxless pairs)
- Lucerne World Cup 2005
Miguel Cerda and Felipe Leal, gold medal (lightweight coxless pairs)

SAILING
Alberto González, six-time world champion (lightning and Etchells classes)

SHOOTING
- Seoul 1988 Olympics Games
Alfonso de Iruarrizaga, silver medal (skeet)

TENNIS
- World Team Cup (2003 and 2004)
National team, first place 
- Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Nicolás Massú, gold medal
Fernando González, bronze medal
Fernando González and Nicolás Massú, gold medal (doubles)
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Fernando González, silver medal

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