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Fernando Acevedo has just passed away, and here we remember when he reached the world record for the 100 m.  plans, but they did not recognize it

Fernando Acevedo has just passed away, and here we remember when he reached the world record for the 100 m. plans, but they did not recognize it

Fernando Acevedo has just passed away, and here we remember when he reached the world record for the 100 m.  plans, but they did not recognize it

Once the test was over, I remember that the timekeepers met to deliberate, probably surprised by the time I had obtained.“, said Acevedo.

At that time –the great national sprinter reminds us- There was also an electronic time measurement system”. This automatic control assigned a time of 10.2 seconds, which was the one taken into account as Official register.

Acevedo is the holder of the national records for the 200 and 400 meter dash, in addition to having been awarded the Sports Laurels.  (Photo: GEC Historical Archive)

A claim was made, but it was very weak“, tells us Fernando Acevedoconvinced that he had imposed a new record.

In any case, on that day played in Maracaibo, Acevedo honored the Peru with a gold medal in the 100 flat meters.

It was the decision of the Technical Commission the one that frustrated the possibility that the Peruvian Acevedo would impose a new world brand in the most emblematic event in athletics.

Today, January 29, 2024the news of his death at 77 years leaves us dismayed. But his sporting legacy will last forever. Because Fernando Acevedo It was and will be unique.

Source: Elcomercio

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