Lázaro Betancourt

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For Cuban hurdler with the same name, see Lázaro Aristides Betancourt.

Lázaro Betancourt (born March 18, 1963) is a retired male triple jumper from Cuba. Best known for his silver medal at the 1985 IAAF World Indoor Championships, he also won the Central American and Caribbean Games twice. In June 1986 he achieved a personal best jump of 17.78 metres, which puts him 14th place in the all-time performers list.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1982 Central American and Caribbean Games Havana, Cuba 2nd Triple jump 16.64 m
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 2nd Triple jump 16.75 m
Ibero-American Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st Triple jump 16.04 m (wind: +0.6m/s)
1985 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Triple jump 17.15 m
1986 Central American and Caribbean Games Santiago, Dominican Republic 2nd Triple jump 16.83 m
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 4th Triple jump 16.53 m A
1990 Central American and Caribbean Games Mexico City, Mexico 2nd Triple jump 16.66 m A