Alexis Elizalde

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Elizalde and the second or maternal family name is Estévez.

Alexis Elizalde Estévez (born July 19, 1967 in Havana) is a Cuban retired discus thrower. His personal best throw is 65.00 m (213 ft 3 in), which he achieved in August 1998 at the Central American and Caribbean Games. He represented his country twice at the Summer Olympics, in 1996 and 2000, and was a three-time participant at the World Championships in Athletics (1993, 1995 and 1997).

Elizalde's highest honour was a gold medal at the 1993 Summer Universiade. He was twice a silver medallist at the Pan American Games (1995 and 1999) and also won two Central American and Caribbean Games titles during his career. Among his other major medals was a silver at the 1994 IAAF World Cup and a bronze medal at the 1991 Summer Universiade.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1986 Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships (U-20)
Mexico City, Mexico 2nd Discus 48.96 m A
World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 15th (q) Discus 47.78 m
1991 World Student Games Sheffield, United Kingdom 3rd Discus 59.04 m
1993 World Student Games Buffalo, United States 1st Discus 62.98 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th (q) Discus 60.76 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st Discus 61.24 m
1994 World Cup London, United Kingdom 2nd Discus 61.50 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 7th Discus 63.28 m
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd Discus 62.00 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 9th Discus 62.70 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 7th (q) Discus 61.48 m
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st Discus 65.00 m PB
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd Discus 61.99 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20th Discus 61.13 m

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