Bruno Hortelano
Hortelano in 2018
Personal information
Born (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 30)
Wollongong, Australia[1]
EducationCornell University
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
College teamCornell Big Red[2]
Coached byAdrian Durant

Bruno Dominix Hortelano Roig (born 18 September 1991) is a Spanish athlete competing in sprinting events.[3]

Early life and career

Hortelano was born to Spanish parents in Wollongong, Australia where his father was completing a PhD. After the family moved to Canada in 1992, Hortelano was raised in Burlington, Ontario. His sport interests varied from taekwondo, soccer and, in high school, American football. He was a member of the Burlington Track Club and also competed at high school venues initially contesting the 100m and later the 110m hurdles. From 2005 to 2009 he attended Assumption Catholic Secondary School. He was twice named the most valuable sprinter. Hortelano was a finalist in the 100m at 10.76 in the 2009 OFSSA Provincial Championships, Toronto. That fall Hortelano was enrolled at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he competed in the Ivy League; a genetics major, he graduated in 2014.[2]

He represented Spain in the 200 metres at the 2013 World Championships reaching the semifinals after setting a new Spanish record of 20.47 in the heats. At the 2016 European Championships he won the gold medal after setting a new Spanish record of 20.39 in the semifinals. Later in 2016, at the Summer Olympics in Rio, Hortelano again broke his own national record in the Men's 200 m with a time of 20.12, but failed to qualify for the final.

On September 5, 2016 Hortelano suffered a "catastrophic hand injury" in a drunk driving car accident in Madrid,[4] but made a full recovery with the exception of partial use of his right hand and in 2018 he established a new national record in the 200 and 400 metres.[5]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 21st (h) 200 m 21.51[n 1]
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 16th (h) 100 m 10.74
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (sf) 200 m 21.35
9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.81
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 5th 200 m 20.70
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.87
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.28
World Championships Moscow, Russia 16th (sf) 200 m 20.55
9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 38.46
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 15th (sf) 60 m 6.63
Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 200 m 20.48
4th 4 × 100 m relay 39.28
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th 100 m 10.12
1st 200 m 20.45
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th (sf) 200 m 20.12
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 200 m 20.05
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:00.78
  1. ^ Did not start in the semifinals

Personal bests




  1. ^ a b RFEA profile
  2. ^ a b University bio
  3. ^ Bruno Hortelano at World Athletics
  4. ^ "Olympic Sprinter Bruno Hortelano-Roig '14 Hospitalized in Reported Drunk Driving Crash". Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  5. ^ "400 metres result - Meeting Madrid 2018". IAAF. 22 June 2018.