Jefferson Pérez

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Birthday
1, 1974
Birthplace
Ecuador
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1974 (age 45)
Birthplace
Ecuador

About

Race walker who won a gold medal in the 20km race at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, becoming the first Ecuadorian to earn an Olympic medal.

Before Fame

He began race walking in high school in preparation for a physical education exam.

Trivia

He was dominant in the 2000s, winning gold medals at the 2003, 2005, and 2007 World Championships.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador.

Associated With

He was part of a track and field contingency that was led by Michael Johnson at the 1996 Olympics.