Mario Pestano

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pestano and the second or maternal family name is García.
Mario Pestano

Mario Pestano in 2010.
Personal information
Born (1978-04-08) 8 April 1978
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 120 kg (260 lb)
Country  Spain
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Updated on 12 August 2012.

Mario Pestano García (born 8 April 1978 in Tenerife) is a male Spanish discus thrower. His personal best throw is 69.50, achieved on 27 July 2008 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Spain
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 11th 47.60 m
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 61.73 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 30th (q) 57.30 m
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 57.17 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 22nd (q) 56.58 m
Universiade Beijing, China 10th 58.05 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 3rd 63.71 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 4th 64.69 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 8th 64.39 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 59.96 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st 63.84 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th 61.69 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 1st 64.11 m
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st 63.96 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th 62.75 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 6th 62.97 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 64.84 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 10th 62.70 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 9th 63.42 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th 62.76 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 2nd 63.78 m
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st 63.01 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 64.51 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th 63.00 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 63.87 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 14th (q) 63.40 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 12th 61.88 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 6th 62.31 m

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