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Alexandra Escobar

Alexandra Escobar

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Alexandra Escobar
Birth date: 
July 17, 1980

María Alexandra Escobar Guerrero (born July 17, 1980 in Esmeraldas ) is an Ecuadorian female weightlifter.

At the 2001 World Weightlifting Championships in AntalyaTurkey she won gold in the 53 kg category in the clean and jerk, bronze in the snatch, and the overall bronze medal with in total 205 kg.

She ranked 7th in the Woman's 58 kg category at the 2004 Summer Olympics, lifting 215 kg in total. At the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships she ranked 16th in the 58 kg category, and at the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships she ranked 5th in the same category, lifting a total of 220 kg. Escobar won the gold medal in the 58 kg category at the 2008 Pan American Weightlifting Championships. She competed in Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 58 kg in Beijing, ranking 5th with 223 kg in total,[1] and also was the national flag bearer at the opening ceremony. She was the Ecuadorian flag-bearer for both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, she again competed in the women's 58 kg category, finishing 9th with a total of 226 kg.