Laura García-Caro

SpainSpainOlympic athlete in 20km race walking
Laura García-Caro Laura García-Caro

The athlete from Huelva Laura García-Caro is, despite her youth, one of the greatest references of the race walking in our country, a discipline that has traditionally given a lot of successes to Spanish athletics.

Born in 1995, she began shining in the different distances in which she competed from young categories, being international for the first time as U20, to settle now in the 20km race walk, a specialty in which she has already been sixth at the Europen Champonships (Berlin 2018) and ninth at the World Championships (London 2017).

She has also reached three times the podium of the European Race Walking Cup, one of the most prestigious competitions of the continent in this discipline, getting the bronze medal in 2017 and 2021, and the silver medal in 2019.

In addition, Laura received in 2019 the bronze medal of the European U23 Championships, held in Tallinn four years earlier, because of the doping disqualification of the Russian María Ponomariova, winner of that event.

She trains in Madrid with the coach José Antonio Quintana and competed in Tokyo at her first Olympic Games.

Sponsors

Oysho Sport Team
Diputación de Huelva

Personal information

Name

Laura García-Caro Lorenzo

Date of birth

April 16th, 1995

Place of birth

Lepe (Huelva)España

Weight / Height

54kg / 1,67m

Discipline

20km race walk

Club

Atletismo Ciudad de Lepe

Coach

José Antonio Quintana

Laura García-Caro
2021
Bronze medal at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Podebrady 🇨🇿
34th at the Tokyo Olympic Games
Sapporo 🇯🇵
Bronze medal at the Spanish Race Walking Championship in 20km
Murcia 🇪🇸
Bronze medal at the Spanish 35km Race Walking Championship
Sevilla 🇪🇸
Bronze medal at the Spanish Championship in 10,000m race walk
Getafe 🇪🇸
2019
Silver medal at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Alytus 🇱🇹
33th at the World Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Doha 🇶🇦
Bronze medal at the Spanish Race Walking Championship in 20km
Oropesa del Mar (Castellón) 🇪🇸
Bronze medal at the Spanish Championship in 10,000m race walk
La Nucía (Alicante) 🇪🇸
2018
6th at the European Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Berlín 🇩🇪
14th at the World Race Walking Cup in 20km
Taicang 🇨🇳
Spanish vice-Champion in 10,000m race walk
Getafe 🇪🇸
2017
Bronze medal at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Podebrady 🇨🇿
9th at the World Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Londres 🇬🇧
DQ at the European Athletics U23 Championships in 20km race walk
Bydgoszcz 🇵🇱
DQ at the Spanish Race Walking Championship in 20km
Valverde (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 vice-Champion in 10,000 race walk
Torrent 🇪🇸
2016
Gold medal at the Mediterranean Athletics U23 Championship
Radès 🇹🇳
Spanish U23 Champion in 20km race walk
Motril (Granada) 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 vice-Champion in 10,000m race walk
Toledo 🇪🇸
2015
Bronze at the European Athletics U23 Championships en 20km race walk
Tallin 🇪🇪
32th at the World Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Pekin 🇨🇳
10th at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Murcia 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 Champion and bronze medal in senior category in 20km race walk
Jumilla (Murcia) 🇪🇸
DQ at the Spanish Championship in 10,000m race walk
Castellón 🇪🇸
DQ at the Spanish U23 Championship in 10,000m race walk
Tarragona 🇪🇸
2014
4th at the World Athletics U20 Championships in 10,000m race walk
Eugene 🇺🇸
4th at the World U20 Race Walking Cup in 10km
Taicang 🇨🇳
Spanish U20 Champion in 10km race walk
Murcia 🇪🇸
Spanish U20 Champion in 10,000m race walk
Castellón 🇪🇸
2013
5th at the European Athletics U20 Championships in 10,000m race walk
Rieti 🇮🇹
6th at the European U20 Race Walking Cup in 10km
Dudince 🇸🇰
Spanish U20 Champion in 10km race walk
Murcia 🇪🇸
DQ at the Spanish U20 Championship in 10,000m race walk
Castellón 🇪🇸
2012
24th at the World Athletics U20 Championships in 10,000m race walk
Barcelona 🇪🇸
19th at the World U20 Race Waking Cup in 10km
Saransk 🇷🇺
Spanish U18 Champion in 10km race walk
Jodar (Jaén) 🇪🇸
Spanish U18 Champion in 10,000m race walk
Zaragoza 🇪🇸

Achievements

Silver and two bronzes at the European Race Walking Cup

9th at the World Athletics Championships (London 2017)

6th at the European Athletics Championships (Berlin 2018)

Bronze at the European U23 Championships (Tallinn 2015)

4th at the World U20 Championships (Eugene 2014)

Spanish U20 record in 20km race walk (1:34:50)

Personal bests

5000m race walk 21.49:09 2015
10000m race walk 43:50.25 2018
20km race walk 1:28:15 2018
2021
Bronze medal at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Podebrady 🇨🇿
34th at the Tokyo Olympic Games
Sapporo 🇯🇵
Bronze medal at the Spanish Race Walking Championship in 20km
Murcia 🇪🇸
Bronze medal at the Spanish 35km Race Walking Championship
Sevilla 🇪🇸
Bronze medal at the Spanish Championship in 10,000m race walk
Getafe 🇪🇸
2019
Silver medal at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Alytus 🇱🇹
33th at the World Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Doha 🇶🇦
Bronze medal at the Spanish Race Walking Championship in 20km
Oropesa del Mar (Castellón) 🇪🇸
Bronze medal at the Spanish Championship in 10,000m race walk
La Nucía (Alicante) 🇪🇸
2018
6th at the European Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Berlín 🇩🇪
14th at the World Race Walking Cup in 20km
Taicang 🇨🇳
Spanish vice-Champion in 10,000m race walk
Getafe 🇪🇸
2017
Bronze medal at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Podebrady 🇨🇿
9th at the World Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Londres 🇬🇧
DQ at the European Athletics U23 Championships in 20km race walk
Bydgoszcz 🇵🇱
DQ at the Spanish Race Walking Championship in 20km
Valverde (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 vice-Champion in 10,000 race walk
Torrent 🇪🇸
2016
Gold medal at the Mediterranean Athletics U23 Championship
Radès 🇹🇳
Spanish U23 Champion in 20km race walk
Motril (Granada) 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 vice-Champion in 10,000m race walk
Toledo 🇪🇸
2015
Bronze at the European Athletics U23 Championships en 20km race walk
Tallin 🇪🇪
32th at the World Athletics Championships in 20km race walk
Pekin 🇨🇳
10th at the European Race Walking Cup in 20km
Murcia 🇪🇸
Spanish U23 Champion and bronze medal in senior category in 20km race walk
Jumilla (Murcia) 🇪🇸
DQ at the Spanish Championship in 10,000m race walk
Castellón 🇪🇸
DQ at the Spanish U23 Championship in 10,000m race walk
Tarragona 🇪🇸
2014
4th at the World Athletics U20 Championships in 10,000m race walk
Eugene 🇺🇸
4th at the World U20 Race Walking Cup in 10km
Taicang 🇨🇳
Spanish U20 Champion in 10km race walk
Murcia 🇪🇸
Spanish U20 Champion in 10,000m race walk
Castellón 🇪🇸
2013
5th at the European Athletics U20 Championships in 10,000m race walk
Rieti 🇮🇹
6th at the European U20 Race Walking Cup in 10km
Dudince 🇸🇰
Spanish U20 Champion in 10km race walk
Murcia 🇪🇸
DQ at the Spanish U20 Championship in 10,000m race walk
Castellón 🇪🇸
2012
24th at the World Athletics U20 Championships in 10,000m race walk
Barcelona 🇪🇸
19th at the World U20 Race Waking Cup in 10km
Saransk 🇷🇺
Spanish U18 Champion in 10km race walk
Jodar (Jaén) 🇪🇸
Spanish U18 Champion in 10,000m race walk
Zaragoza 🇪🇸

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