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José Carlos Moreira

José Carlos Moreira
Personal information
Full name José Carlos Gomes Moreira
Born (1983-09-28) September 28, 1983
Codó, Maranhão, Brazil
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Country  Brazil
Event(s) Sprint
Updated on 17 June 2014.

José Carlos Gomes Moreira (born 28 September 1983 in Codó) is a Brazilian sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres.[1][2][3] His personal best time is 10.16 seconds, achieved in June 2007 in Cochabamba.

He competed at the 2006 World Indoor Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 World Indoor Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final. In Beijing he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 3rd in his heat after Tyson Gay and Olusoji Fasuba in a time of 10.29 seconds. He qualified for the second round in which he failed to qualify for the semi finals with a time of 10.32 and only the sixth time of his heat.[1] Together with Sandro Viana, Vicente de Lima and Bruno de Barros he also competed at the 4x100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they placed fourth behind Trinidad and Tobago, Japan and the Netherlands. Their time of 39.01 was the seventh out of sixteen participating nations in the first round and they qualified for the final. There they sprinted to a time of 38.24 seconds, the fourth time after the Jamaican, Trinidad and Japanese teams.[1]

Personal bests

  • 100 m: 10.15 s (wind: +1.9 m/s) São Paulo, 2 May 2009
  • 200 m: 21.00 s (wind: +1.7 m/s) São Paulo, 5 August 2006


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Brazil
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 4x100 m relay 39.17
2006 South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 3rd 100 m 10.51
1st 4x100 m relay 39.03
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 4th 100 m 10.67 (wind: -0.7 m/s)
Pan American Games Río de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 4×100 m relay 38.83[4]
World Championships Osaka, Japan 33rd (h) 100 m 10.46
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd (h) 60 m 6.79
Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 1st 100 m 10.54
1st 4x100 m relay 38.96
Olympic Games Beijing, China 28th (qf) 100 m 10.32
4th 4x100 m relay 38.24
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 3rd 100 m 10.49
Lusophony Games Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 100 m 10.33
World Championships Berlin, Germany 55th (h) 100 m 10.55
7th 4x100 m relay 38.56
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 4th 100 m 10.38
1st 4x100 m relay 39.47
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 100 m DQ


  1. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Jose Carlos Moreira,, ret: Aug 26, 2008
  2. ^ Olimpíada 2012 - Atletas - José Carlos Gomes Moreira (in Portuguese),  
  3. ^ Biografía - General - GOMES MOREIRA Jose Carlos (in Spanish), retrieved June 17, 2014 
  4. ^ Started only in the heat

External links

  • José Carlos Moreira profile at IAAF
  • Sports reference biography
  • Tilastopaja biography
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