Hernán Figueroa

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Hernán Figueroa
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Chile
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1951 Buenos Aires Decathlon
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Mexico City Decathlon
South American Championships
Gold medal – first place 1952 Buenos Aires Decathlon

Hernán Figueroa Bueg (born August 26, 1927) is a former decathlete from Chile. He won the gold medal in the men's decathlon event at the inaugural Pan American Games in 1951. He is a two-time Olympian (1948 and 1952) for his native South American country.

in the mid-1970s, he is credited with instigating development of the sport's division of Masters athletics, encouraging the formation of organizations across South America.[1][2]

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