Bernardo Segura

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Segura and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.

Bernardo Segura Rivera (born February 11, 1970 in San Mateo Atenco) is a Mexican race walker. He is a former holder of the 20,000m World Record for Race Walking with a time of 1:17:25.6.

Segura is an athlete with poorly perfected technique which earns him frequent notices and disqualifications during competition. He was disqualified in the World Championships in 1993 and 1995. In the 2000 Olympic Games, Segura finished first the 20km walk. However, he was disqualified by the judges while he was being congratulated by then president Ernesto Zedillo.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
1992 Pan American Race Walking Cup Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st 20 km 1:24:09
1993 World Student Games Buffalo, United States 3rd 20 km
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 20 km DSQ
1994 Pan American Race Walking Cup Atlanta, United States 1st 20 km 1:24:15
1995 World Race Walking Cup Beijing, China 3rd 20 km
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20 km DNF
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 20 km
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd 20 km
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 20 km
World Race Walking Cup Mézidon-Canon, France 1st 20 km
2000 Pan American Race Walking Cup Poza Rica, Mexico 1st 20 km 1:22:47
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20 km DSQ
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 20 km
World Championships Paris, France 20 km DSQ
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20 km DNF
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20 km DSQ

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