António Abrantes

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António Abrantes
Personal information
Born (1968-05-15) 15 May 1968 (age 51)
Lisbon, Portugal
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)800 metres
ClubBenfica Lisbon

António da Cunha Meneses Martins Abrantes (born 15 May 1968 in Lisbon[1]) is a retired Portuguese middle-distance runner who specialised in the 800 metres.[2] He represented his country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1988, as well as two outdoor and one indoor World Championships.

His personal bests in the event are 1:46.23 outdoors (Maia 1995) and 1:50.94 indoors (Barcelona 1995).

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Portugal
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 24th (sf) 400 m 48.33
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 800 m 1:49.74
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 35th (h) 800 m 1:49.01
14th (sf) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.75
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 8th (sf) 800 m 1:52.29
Ibero-American Championships Manaus, Brazil 5th 800m 1:48.30
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 24th (h) 800 m 1:47.91
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 20th (h) 800 m 1:51.36
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 40th (h) 800 m 1:50.89
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (h) 800 m 1:47.61
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 13th (h) 800 m 1:50.94
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 23rd (h) 800 m 1:48.10
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 5th (sf) 800 m 1:48.19
7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.48
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 33rd (h) 800 m 1:47.73

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