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Felix Sánchez, also known as Super Sánchez or Power Sánchez, was born on August 30th, 1977 in New York city, United States of America to Dominican born parents and was raised in San Diego, California.
Felix Sánchez chose to represent the Dominican Republic internationally when he made sixth place in the US qualifications and did not make it into the World Championships held in Sevilla and made his debut for the Dominican Republic at the Panamerican Games in 1999.
Between 2001 and 2004 he won 43 races in a row at 400m hurdles.
At the 2003 Panamerican Games he won the first gold medal for the Dominican Republic and also broke the Panamerican Games record in 400m hurdles.
He also won the first ever Olympic gold medal for the Dominican Republic in the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece in 2004.
He won Gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London at the age of 34 with the fastest qualifying time and won with 43.67 seconds, the same winning time as in 2004 in Athens.
He was awarded the Laureus World Comeback of the Year for his performance in London.