Alejandro Casañas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Casañas and the second or maternal family name is Ramírez.
Alejandro Casañas
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  Cuba
Olympic Games
Silver 1976 Montreal 110 m hurdles
Silver 1980 Moscow 110 m hurdles
Pan American Games
Gold 1975 Mexico City 110 m hurdles
Silver 1979 San Juan 110 m hurdles
Silver 1983 Caracas 110 m hurdles
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold 1974 Santo Domingo 110 m hurdles
Gold 1978 Medellín 110 m hurdles
Gold 1982 Havana 110 m hurdles
Central American and Caribbean Championships
Gold 1977 Ponce 110 m hurdles
Gold 1981 Santo Domingo 110 m hurdles
Gold 1983 Havana 110 m hurdles
Gold 1985 Nassau 110 m hurdles
IAAF World Cup
Silver 1977 Düsseldorf 110 m hurdles
Silver 1981 Rome 110 m hurdles
Bronze 1979 Montreal 110 m hurdles
Summer Universiade
Gold 1977 Sofia 110 m hurdles

Alejandro Francisco Casañas Ramírez (born January 29, 1954 in Havana, Ciudad de la Habana) is a former Cuban hurdler.

At the 1977 Summer Universiade in Sofia he set a new world record in the 110 m hurdles with a time 13.21 seconds. This record would, however, only stand for two years. He could never fully copy the world-leading performance at the Olympic Games, where he won silver medals in 1976 and 1980.

His Cuban record time has later been improved by Anier García, Dayron Robles and Emilio Valle.[1]


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Preceded by
United States Rodney Milburn
Men's 110m Hurdles World Record Holder
August 21, 1977 — April 14, 1979
Succeeded by
United States Renaldo Nehemiah
Sporting positions
Preceded by
France Guy Drut
Men's 110m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
United States Greg Foster