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William Collazo

William Collazo
Personal information
Full name Williams Collazo Gutiérrez
Born (1986-08-31) August 31, 1986
Antilla, Holguín
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 4 × 400m Relay
Updated on 4 June 2013.

William Collazo Gutiérrez (born 31 August 1986 in Antilla, Holguín) is a Cuban sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres.


He won a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships.[1] He also competed at the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2009 World Championships, but without reaching the final round.[2]

His personal best time is 44.93 seconds, achieved at the World Championships in August 2009 in Berlin. He also has 21.27 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved in March 2004 in Havana.[2]

Personal best

  • 200 m: 21.04 s (wind: +0.7 m/s) La Habana, 23 May 2010
  • 400 m: 44.93 s Berlin, 19 August 2009
  • 400 m (indoor): 46.31 s Doha, 13 March 2010


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 4th 200 m 21.49 s (wind: +0.0 m/s)
1st 400 m 47.16 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:08.14 min
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 8th 400 m 46.58 s
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:02.33 min
2006 NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 400 m 45.72 s
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 7th 400 m 46.95 s
6th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:08.71 min
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 400 m 45.68 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:06.84 min
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 400 m 45.45 s
– (h) 4x400 m relay DQ
World Championships Osaka, Japan 19th (sf) 400 m 45.54 s
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.22 min
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 4th 400 m 46.04 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:02.10 min
Olympic Games Beijing, China 13th (sf) 400 m 45.06 s
10th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:02.24 min
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st 400 m 45.74 s
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st 400 m 44.96 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.26 min
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th (sf) 400 m 44.93 s
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 400 m 46.31 s
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd 400 m 45.33 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:04.86 min
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 21st (sf) 400 m 46.13 s
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 4th 400 m 45.33 s
1st 4x400 m relay 2:59.43 min
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd 400 m 45.81 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:00.43 min
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 4 x 400 metres relay DNF


  1. ^ AthleCAC - Results Service - Servicio de Resultados - XX CAC Senior Championships - 2005 - CACCh Nassau BAH - 9-11 Jul 2005,  
  2. ^ a b William Collazo profile at IAAF

External links

  • William Collazo profile at IAAF
  • Sports reference biography
  • Tilastopaja biography
  • Ecured biography (in Spanish)
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