Félix Sánchez, is a retired Dominican-American track and field athlete. He is of Dominican descent, was born and raised in the United States, and competed for the Dominican Republic, specializing in the 400 meter hurdles. He is a two-time Olympic gold medallist, winning gold in 2004 and 2012, and was also World Champion in 2001 and 2003. Just before turning 36, he set the Masters M35 World Record with a time of 48.10. Sanchez acquired many nicknames: "Super Felix", "the Invincible", "Superman", and "the Dictator". The Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium, the Dominican Republic's largest stadium, is named after him. Sánchez retired in April 2016, citing the recent birth of his son. He lives in California.
|Event(s):||400 meter hurdles, 4 × 400 meters relay|
|College team:||USC Trojans|
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About Felix Sanchez
Track and field star who specializes in the 400-meter hurdles, winning gold in the 2004 and 2012 Olympics, the 2001 and 2003 World Championship, and the 2003 Pan American Games.
He attended University City High School in San Diego and studied psychology at USC, where he was also an All-America relay champion.
He won the Laureus World Comeback of the Year award in the 2012 Olympic games, winning the 400-meter hurdles at age 34.
Both of his parents were born in the Dominican Republic, which enables him to compete internationally for the country.
He has been nicknamed "Superman," which is also one of the nicknames of basketball great Shaquille O'Neal.
Information related to Félix Sánchez
- Dominican Republic male sprinters
- Pan American Games gold medalists for the Dominican Republic
- Olympic athletes of the Dominican Republic
- Pan American Games silver medalists for the Dominican Republic
- Junior college men's track and field athletes in the United States
- Pan American Games bronze medalists for the Dominican Republic
- Dominican Republic male hurdlers
- Laureus World Sports Awards winners
- American male hurdlers
- Athletes (track and field) at the 1999 Pan American Games
- Athletes (track and field) at the 2007 Pan American Games
- Athletes (track and field) at the 2003 Pan American Games
- Athletes (track and field) at the 2011 Pan American Games
- Athletes (track and field) at the 2015 Pan American Games
- Olympic gold medalists in athletics (track and field)
- Sportspeople from San Diego