ORTEGA Mauricio

4 Aug 1994
27
Male
APARTADO
 
Colombia
VIGO
 
Spain

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Men's Discus Throw 7

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Long Throws
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocationDiscus Throw
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRAQual. (61.62)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocationDiscus Throw
2019Doha, QATQual. (61.92)
2017London, GBRQual. (62.97)
2015Beijing, CHN11th (62.01)

Pan American Games
YearLocationDiscus Throw
2019Lima, PER5th (61.15)

South American Championships
YearLocationDiscus Throw
2019Lima, PER1st (58.89)
2017Luque, PAR1st (63.82)

World Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
82017Discus ThrowWorld ChallengeHengelo, NED60.05


Legend
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
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Minga [because he looks like another thrower called John Fredy Zea, who is also known by this nickname]. (senalcolombia.tv, 04 Aug 2017; senaldeportes.tv, 24 Nov 2014)
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Listening to music. (senalcolombia.tv, 04 Aug 2017)
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Athlete
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Physical Education - Jaime Isaza Cadavid Colombian Polytechnic, Medellin, COL
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Spanish
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Frank Casanas [personal], CUB
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Two of his uncles played football for Colombian teams Atletico Nacional and Envigado. (senalcolombia.tv, 04 Aug 2017; senaldeportes.tv, 24 Nov 2014)
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He took up discus at age 12 in Apartado, Colombia. (elcolombiano.com, 10 Jan 2016; senaldeportes.tv, 24 Nov 2014)
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He used to play basketball and football but decided to give them up after his coach passed away. After getting involved in sports again, a weightlifting coach told him he had potential in throwing events because of his size and introduced him to athletics coach Ferney Romana. "What I liked the most about athletics was travelling. In football and basketball I did not have the chance to travel. However I was not into athletics that much. I only decided to focus on it when I started gaining some weight. I used to get involved in brawls with my friends and I decided to change. Coach Romana taught me everything. He motivated me." (senalcolombia.tv, 04 Aug 2017)
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He trains in Vigo, Spain. (consudatle.org, 17 Dec 2020)
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Coach Ferney Romana. (senalcolombia.tv, 04 Aug 2017)
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He prays before each throw. (senalcolombia.tv, 04 Aug 2017)
Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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