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Heidy Juárez

Heidy Juárez
Personal information
Full name Heidy Marleny Juárez Guzmán
Nationality  Guatemala
Born (1977-05-14) 14 May 1977
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) 67 kg

Heidy Marleny Juárez Guzmán (born May 14, 1977 in Guatemala City) is a Guatemalan taekwondo practitioner, who competed in the women's welterweight category.[1] She picked up a total of eight medals in her career, including a silver from the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a bronze from the 1995 World Taekwondo Championships in Manila, Philippines, and finished fourth in the 67-kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics, narrowly missing a chance to become Guatemala's first ever Olympic medalist in history.[2][3]

Juarez qualified for the Guatemalan squad in the women's welterweight class (67 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by placing second behind Puerto Rico's Ineabelle Díaz and granting a berth from the Pan American Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Querétaro, Mexico.[4][5] She opened her match with a superb 7–0 victory over Australia's Caroline Bartasek, before dropping a 4–6 decision to the local favorite Elisavet Mystakidou of Greece by the powerful commotion of the home crowd in the quarterfinals.[6] In the repechage rounds, Juarez came strong from her premature exit to edge New Zealand's Verina Wihongi 4–1, and then yielded her revenge over Puerto Rican fighter Ineabelle Díaz for a 5–2 victory to mount a chance for Guatemala's first ever Olympic medal, but she failed to salvage it in a 2–5 defeat to South Korea's Hwang Kyung-seon.[3][7][8]

At the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Juarez improved her feat from a fourth-place Olympic finish by picking up a silver medal in the women's 67-kg division, losing the final 2–8 to Canada's Karine Sergerie.[2][9]


  1. ^ "Heidy Juárez". Olympics at  
  2. ^ a b "Canada has first multi-gold day at Pan American Games; Falls native Reed advances to semifinal".  
  3. ^ a b "Two more gold medals for Russians".  
  4. ^ "Athens 2004: Taekwondo – Women's Entry List by NOC" ( 
  5. ^ "Guatemala irá a Atenas en busca de su primera medalla olímpica" [Guatemalans will go to Athens in search of their first Olympic medal] (in Español).  
  6. ^ "Aussie Bartasek beaten in taekwondo".  
  7. ^ "Taekwondo – Women's Welterweight (67kg/148lbs) Bronze Medal Final".  
  8. ^ "El sueño se desvaneció" [The dream ended] (in Español).  
  9. ^ "Guatemalteca Heidy Juárez obtiene Medalla pese a enfermedad" [Guatemalan Heidy Juarez gets medal despite of illness] (in Español).  

External links

  • Profile – Taekwondo Data

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