GARCIA Jesus Angel

17 Oct 1969

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Men's 50km Race Walk 35


Start Time Location Event Status
Sapporo Odori Park

Biographical Information


Olympic Games
YearLocation50km Race Walk
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA20th (3:54:29)
2012London, GBR17th (3:48:32)
2008Beijing, CHN4th (3:44:08)
2004Athens, GRE5th (3:44:42)
2000Sydney, NSW, AUS12th (3:49:31)
1996Atlanta, GA, USADNF
1992Barcelona, ESP10th (3:58:43)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation50km Race Walk
2019Doha, QAT8th (4:11:28)
2015Beijing, CHN9th (3:46:43)
2013Moscow, RUS12th (3:46:44)
2011Daegu, KORDQ
2009Berlin, GER2nd (3:41:37)
2007Osaka, JPNDQ
2005Helsinki, FINDQ
2003Paris, FRA6th (3:43:56)
2001Edmonton, AB, CAN2nd (3:43:07)
1999Seville, ESPDNF
1997Athens, GRE2nd (3:44:59)
1995Gothenburg, SWE5th (3:48:05)
1993Stuttgart, GER1st (3:41:41)

European Championships
YearLocation50km Race Walk
2018Berlin, GERDNF

World Race Walking Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
8201950km Race WalkWorld Athletics ChampionshipsDoha, QAT4:11:28
15201950km Race WalkEuropean Race Walking Team ChampionshipsAlytus, LTU3:57:51
18201850km Race WalkWorld Race Walking Team ChampionshipsTaicang, CHN3:53:48

SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
Bragator, Chuso (, 16 Dec 2020)
Supporting Spanish football team Atletico Madrid. (, 10 May 2020)
Athlete, Chiropodist
Wife Montserrat Pastor, daughters Maria [1998], Amelia [2002]
English, Spanish
Montserrat Pastor [wife]
1991 for Spain, Universiade in Sheffield, Great Britain (, 24 Jan 2016)
An injury that required surgery forced him to miss the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (, 28 Sep 2019)
He took up the sport at age 16 at Colegio Tajamar Vallecas in Madrid, Spain. (, 15 Dec 2020)
To compete at his eight Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 09 Sep 2020;, 10 Apr 2020)
He trains at the High Performance Centre [CAR] in Sant Cugat, Spain. (, 20 Nov 2020)
Polish race walker Robert Korzeniowski, Spanish race walker Jordi Llopart. (, 15 Dec 2020;, 04 Oct 2011)
His father. (, 09 Sep 2020)
"Athletics is my life and my passion." (, 29 Sep 2019)
He was Spain's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 22 Aug 2016)

He won the National Sports Award in 1993. (, 2012)

General Interest

He believes the postponement by 12 months of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the COVID-19 pandemic could be a positive for him after a long 2019 season. "The imposed break has not gone bad for me. 2019 ended in October, very late for what is usual, and in November we were in South Africa, training, preparing for the Olympic event. I had several aches and pains and my preparation was going very slowly. In the only race I had in 2020, I was very far away from the shape I expected. So, when the Games were definitively postponed, I could change my approach, I would be able to recover properly and be in 2021 in a better shape. I know I will be one year older, but there is no difference between being [age] 50 or 51 if you take good care of yourself." (, 16 Dec 2020;, 12 Apr 2020)

He plans to become a podiatrist and an athletics coach once his sporting career is over in 2021. "Tokyo will be my last event as an athlete. I had planned to do the coaching training after my retirement, but took the advantage of the postponement [of the Olympic Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic] to do it in 2020, so I have been planning ahead in that sense. I am already training teenagers and I feel very comfortable looking for talents for this sport that has given me so much. On the other hand, I will be able to resume my career as a podiatrist, as I have already had some offers." (, 16 Dec 2020;, 09 Sep 2020)

He is proud of taking part at the Olympic Games on seven previous occasions. "Anyone who has been to the Olympic Games will tell you that it is something unique. As an athlete, it is the maximum you can aspire to. The Olympic Games are a unique experience and of course everyone wants to live it. I have had the fortune to be able to go to many. I feel part of something that is historic." His only regret is not to have been able to win a medal. "When I was young, I was too impulsive and when I had experience I lacked youth. Eight Games are enough. I just want to enjoy once more the Olympic magic and then retire to a quieter, more relaxed life." (, 15 Dec 2020;, 21 Apr 2020)

He has served as a councillor in San Adria de Besos, Spain, a municipality within the Barcelona metropolitan area. He was in office between 2011 and 2015. He had previously been a councillor in 2006 and 2007 in Lleida, Spain. (, 15 Dec 2020;, 22 Nov 2015)

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