José Manuel Abascal Gómez (born March 17, 1958 in Alceda, Cantabria) was a Spanish 1500 metres runner. In 1982 he got the silver medal at the Europen Indoor Championship in 1500 m and the bronze medal in the same event at the European Outdoor Championship. He won the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. In 1986, he set a personal best of 3:31.13 min but he failed to qualify for the final in 1500 m European Championship. At the 1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Abascal also won a silver medal.

Best performances

  • 800 m. – 1´49"5 in Madrid 19-07-1980.
  • 1500 m. – 3´31"13 in Barcelona 16-08-1986.
  • mile – 3´50"54 in Rome 10-11-1986.
  • 3000 m. 7´53"51 in La Coruña 4-08-1988.
  • 5000 m. – 13´12'49 in Oslo 04-07-1987.
  • 3000 m steeple – 8'38"8 in San Sebastián 29-08-1981.


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