Félix Sánchez at the World Championship Athletics 2009 in Berlin
Nationality Dominican Republic
Date of birth August 30, 1977 (age 33)
Place of birth New York
Residence San Diego
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (160 lb)
Event(s) 400 meter hurdles, 4 × 400 meters relay
College/university team USC Trojans
Competitor for the Dominican Republic
Gold 2004 Athens400 m hurdles
Gold 2001 Edmonton 400 m hurdles
Gold 2003 Paris 400 m hurdles
Silver 2007 Osaka 400 m hurdles
Pan American Games
Gold 2003 Santo Domingo 400 m hurdles
Bronze2007 Rio de Janeiro 4x400 m relay
Félix Sánchez (born on August 30, 1977) —nicknamed Super Felix, the Invincible and the Dictator— is a track and field athlete from New York City, United States.Sánchez's event is the 400 meter hurdles, in which he won the first ever Olympic gold medal for the Dominican Republic on August 28, 2004 during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. AlthoughSánchez was born in the United States, his parents were born in the Dominican Republic, and he has competed for that country since 1999. He graduated from University City High School in San Diego,California.
In 1999, Sanchez was a Pac-10 champion (400 m indoor hurdles) and All-American relay champion (1600 m) at the University of Southern California, where he majored in psychology. Between2001 and 2004 he won 43 races in a row at 400 m hurdles, including the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. He won a share of the Golden League million dollar-jackpot in 2002 after winning all 7races.
At the 2003 Pan American Games, Sánchez won the Dominican Republic's first gold medal at the competition and also broke the Pan American Games record in the 400 m hurdles. He was named...