Norberto Téllez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Téllez and the second or maternal family name is Santana.
Norberto Téllez
Personal information
Born January 22, 1972

Norberto Téllez Santana (born January 22, 1972 in Rodas, Cienfuegos) is a retired Cuban runner.

Career[edit]

Originally a 400 metres runner who also enjoyed success in 4 x 400 metres relay, winning the silver medal at the 1992 Olympics, Téllez later converted to the 800 metres distance. At the 1996 Summer Olympics he ran in 1:42.85 and thereby improved the national record of Alberto Juantorena. However, this wasn't enough to secure a medal as he finished in fourth place. A silver medal from the 1997 World Championships was his best result thereafter.

Major achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Havana, Cuba 2nd 400 m 47.22
1st 800 m 1:50.08
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:09.48
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 3rd 800 m 1:47.33
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st 4x400 m relay 3:01.58
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2nd 4 x 400 m relay 2:59.51
1993 Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st 400 m 45.80
1st 4x400 m relay 3:05.62
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 14th (sf) 400 m 46.17
6th 4 x 400 m relay 3:00.46
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 400 m 45.38
1st 4x400 m relay 3:01.53
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 15th (sf) 400 m 46.68
6th 4 x 400 m relay 3:07.65
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 800 m 1:45.83 CR
1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.98
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4th 800 m 1:42.85 NR
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 800 m 1:44.00 SB
Universiade Catania, Italy 1st 800 m 1:47.63
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 2nd 800 m 1:45.92
Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st 800 m 1:49.71
1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.18
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st 800 m 1:46.11
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd 800 m 1:45.40
4th 4x400 m relay 3:01.79
World Championships Seville, Spain 4th 800 m 1:45.03

Personal bests[edit]

  • 200 metres - 21.10 (1994)
  • 400 metres - 45.27 (1994)
  • 800 metres - 1:42.85 (1996)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodríguez, Digno (2 November 2011), Recibimiento a atletas cienfuegueros que intervinieron en Guadalajara 2011 (in Spanish), Radio Ciudad del Mar Digital, Cienfuegos, Cuba, retrieved 25 March 2012