Yojer Medina

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Yojer Medina
Personal information
Full name Yojer Enrique Medina
Born (1973-09-05) September 5, 1973 (age 41)
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Sport
Country  Venezuela
Sport Athletics
Updated on 31 May 2013.

Yojer Enrique Medina (also Yoger Enrique Medina; born 5 September 1973) is a Venezuelan shot putter and discus thrower.

Career[edit]

Regional competitions[edit]

Medina has been highly successful on the regional level. He won gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2003.[1] At the Central American and Caribbean Games he won a bronze medal in 1993, gold medals in 1998 and 2002,[2] and finished fourth in 2006.[3] He also won bronze medals in the discus throw in 1993 and 2002.[2] At the South American Championships he won a bronze medal in 1991, and silver medals in 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003 and 2005. He also won a bronze medal in the discus throw in 1993.[4] He is also a multiple Venezuelan national champion.[5]

Global competitions[edit]

In world-level competitions, Medina finished twelfth at the 1992 World Junior Championships and sixth at the 1998 IAAF World Cup. He also competed at the World Championships in 1995, 1997 and 2001[6] as well as the 1996 Olympic Games without reaching the final.[7]

His personal best put is 20.01 metres, achieved in August 2000 in Maracaibo. In the discus throw he has 57.42 metres, achieved in November 1994 in Valencia.[6]

Personal best[edit]

  • Shot put: 20.01 mVenezuela Maracaibo, 26 August 2000
  • Discus throw: 57.42 mVenezuela Valencia, 22 November 1994
  • Hammer throw: 60.34 mVenezuela Barquisimeto, 4 April 2003

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Venezuela
1988 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) The Bahamas Nassau 1st Shot put 14.55 m
1st Discus 43.08 m
2nd Javelin 56.52 m
1989 South American Junior Championships Uruguay Montevideo 1st Shot put 14.94 m
2nd Discus 46.72 m
Pan American Junior Championships Argentina Santa Fe 3rd Shot put 15.12 m
5th Discus 46.72 m
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Cuba La Habana 2nd Shot put 15.07 m
3rd Discus 46.94 m
South American Junior Championships Colombia Bogotá 1st Shot put 15.50 m A
1st Discus 47.28 m A
1991 Pan American Junior Championships Jamaica Kingston 4th Shot put 15.87 m
2nd Discus 49.54 m
1992 South American Junior Championships Peru Lima 1st Shot put 16.77 m
1st Discus 48.40 m
2nd Javelin 63.18 m
World Junior Championships South Korea Seoul 12th Shot put 16.71 m
8th (q) Discus 48.94 m
1993 Central American and Caribbean Games Puerto Rico Ponce 3rd Shot put 17.96 m
3rd Discus 54.94 m
Bolivarian Games Bolivia Cochabamba 1st Shot put 17.46m A
1st Discus 53.64m A
1994 South American Games Venezuela Valencia 2nd Shot put
2nd Discus 57.44m
1995 World Championships Sweden Gothenburg 10th (q) Shot put 18.58 m
1996 Ibero-American Championships Colombia Medellín 2nd Shot put 18.10 m
Olympic Games United States Atlanta 23rd (q) Shot put 18.53 m
1997 World Championships Greece Athens 12th (q) Shot put 18.92 m
Bolivarian Games Peru Arequipa 1st Shot put 19.40 m A
1st Discus 56.72 m A
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Venezuela Maracaibo 1st Shot put 19.42 m
World Cup South Africa Johannesburg 6th Shot put 19.08 m A
2000 Ibero-American Championships Brazil Rio de Janeiro 2nd Shot put 18.89 m
2001 South American Championships Brazil Manaus 2nd Shot put 18.49 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala Ciudad de Guatemala 1st Shot put 18.86 m A
World Championships Canada Edmonton 29th (q) Shot put 17.76 m
Bolivarian Games Ecuador Ambato 1st Shot put 19.44 m A
1st Discus 52.68 m A
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala Ciudad de Guatemala 2nd Shot put 19.27 m A
4th Discus 51.20 m A
Central American and Caribbean Games El Salvador San Salvador 1st Shot put 19.63 m
3rd Discus 51.98 m
2003 South American Championships Venezuela Barquisimeto 2nd Shot put 19.29 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Grenada St. George's 1st Shot put 19.17 m
Pan American Games Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 6th Shot put 19.19 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Spain Huelva 4th Shot put 17.90 m
2005 ALBA Games Cuba La Habana 4th Shot put 17.92 m
South American Championships Colombia Cali 2nd Shot put 18.32 m
Bolivarian Games Colombia Armenia 1st Shot put 18.74 m A
3rd (no medal) Discus 50.76 m A
2006 Ibero-American Championships Puerto Rico Ponce 1st Shot put 18.79 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Colombia Cartagena 3rd Shot put 17.94 m
2007 ALBA Games Venezuela Caracas 3rd Shot put 18.36 m
South American Championships Brazil São Paulo 3rd Shot put 18.44 m
Pan American Games Brazil Rio de Janeiro 10th Shot put 18.10 m
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cuba La Habana 3rd Shot put 17.05 m
Bolivarian Games Bolivia Sucre 2nd Shot put 17.56 m A
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Puerto Rico Mayagüez 5th Shot put 16.33 m
2012 Ibero-American Championships Venezuela Barquisimeto 9th Shot put 16.84 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central American and Caribbean Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Central American and Caribbean Games (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, men's shot put final". 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. 26 July 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "South American Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Venezuelan Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Yojer Medina profile at IAAF
  7. ^ "Yojer Medina". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Hijo de gato caza ratón - Yojer Medina (hijo), impuso ayer una nueva marca nacional en la prueba de lanzamiento de disco... (in Spanish), La Prensa, Barquisimeto, Estado Lara - Venezuela, April 10, 2011, retrieved March 25, 2012 [dead link]