Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez dies in the city of GuayaquilA source from the Ministry of Sports confirms the unfortunate news.
The Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez has just been assassinated in the city of Guayaquil.
Álex Quiñónez (Esmeraldas, August 11, 1989-Guayaquil, October 22, 2021) is an Ecuadorian athlete, a sprinter who has competed in the 100 meters and 200 meters. In 2012, Alex won the 100 and 200 meters in the Ibero-American Championship Athletics in Venezuela and successfully qualified for the 2012 London Olympics with a national record of 20.34 seconds.
In London, he broke into the 200-meter flat final with 20.28 seconds (a new national record) and became a new talent in Ecuadorian sport. At the Diamond League in Losana, Switzerland, in 2019, he was runner-up behind Noah Lyles with a time of 19.50 seconds, while Alex set a national record with a time of 19.87 seconds.
On August 9, 2019, he led Jereem Richards and Jan Carlos Martínez to win the 200-meter championship at the Pan American Games in Lima with a time of 20.27 seconds.
Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quiñónez (Alex Quiñónez) won the gold medal in the 200 meters after winning the 100 meters on Friday, becoming the fastest runner in the South American Athletics Championships. Alex completed the 200-meter race at 8:44 p.m. , confirming his wonderful moment, which is the result of his work in daily training. He took the lead to cross the finish line and took the championship in Cartagena, Colombia. He won the second gold medal in the game. Second place was Bernardo Valoyes (Bernardo Valoyes) of Colombia with a score of 20:71; and the bronze medal was also won by the Brazilian Jorge da Costa.
Besides Alex, Ecuador also added medals in three other events. Erika Chávez won the bronze medal in the women’s 200-meter race with a time of 23 minutes and 10 seconds. The game was won by Claudia Lemos (BRA) and the silver medal was won by Nercely Soto (VEN). The other medal was won by Andrés Chocho in the 20-kilometer race, who finished third with 1:26:28 because he could not keep the He led the competition with Bonfim Oliveira (BRA), but in the last 200 meters Eider Arévalo (COL) knew how to shorten distances and surpass Chocho, winning the silver medal for the Brazilian and staying for the gold medal. In the end, Diana Randy also won a bronze medal for the country, she did it in 10,000 meters and reached the finish line with 35: 12.53. The gold medal in the event was won by Nonata Da Silva (BRA), and the silver medal was won by local Carolina Tabares.