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Diego Lizardi

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDiego•Lizardi Marcial
Used nameDiego•Lizardi
Born9 October 1975 in San Juan (PUR)
Died21 February 2008 in Caguas (PUR)
Measurements165 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsNational Team
NOC Puerto Rico

Biography

Diego Lizardi was a rings specialist who competed in gymnastics for Puerto Rico at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He was gold medalist on the rings at the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games in Venezuela, and in 1999, won a bronze medal on the rings at the 1999 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Lizardi also competed at the World Championships. After he retired from competition, Lizardi worked as a gymnastics coach and owned a chain of children’s gymnasiums. He also organized a competition, “Lizardi’s Gymnastics Invitational,” which drew young gymnasts from around the world. He died quite young in a car accident.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) PUR Diego Lizardi
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 67 r1/2
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 67 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =51 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 93 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 89 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) =88 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 93 r1/1
2000 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) PUR Diego Lizardi
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 49 r1/2
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 65 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 63 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 79 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 65 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) =61 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 78 r1/1

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