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Date of birth: 12/07/1983

Place of Birth: Santiago de Cuba

m. 1,75

kg. 61

Speciality 4x 400 m relay, 400 m


She chose Italy for love and with Italy she wants to win also in Rio. Born in Santiago de Cuba 32 years ago, daughter of Francisco (trade union representative) and Olga (journalist), she was considered a budding talent since her childhood, but it is under the Italian banner, she obtained Italian citizenship when she married Silvio, that in 2014 and in 2016 she became European leader in the 400m race. However, the ‘panterita’ is still hungry and the track of the Estádio Nílton Santos in Rio will be her hunting ground. The Italian record holder is ready to fight for a place on the Olympic podium.

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Records and medals in international, national and youth competitions

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Go to the Qualified Athletes List Status: Individual spots 25/09/2015
First Club: CUS Cagliari
Club: Fiamme Gialle
First Coach: Riccardo Pisani
Coach: Loren Seagrave
Other sports: Volleyball
Hobby: Music
Relationship Status: Married


Olympic Games

5° Pechino 2008 - 400 m

9° Londra 2012 - 400 m

11° Londra 2012 – 4x400 m


World Championship

batt. Helsinki 2005 400 m
semif. Berlino 2009 400 m
batt. Berlino 2009 - 4x400 m
batt. Daegu 2011 - 4x400 m
semif. Mosca 2013 400 m
fin. Mosca 2013 - 4x400 m
semif. Pechino 2015 400 m
batt. Pechino 2015 - 4x400 m

European Championship

4° Barcellona 2010 - 400 m

4° Barcellona 2010 - 4x400 m

6° Helsinki 2012 - 400 m

batt. Helsinki 2012 - 4x400 m

1° Zurigo 2014 - 400 m

7° Zurigo 2014 - 4x400 m

1° Amsterdam 2016 - 400 m

3° Amsterdam 2016 - 4x400 m 

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