Daimí Pernía

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Daimí Pernía
Personal information
Full name Daimí Perniá Figueroa
Nickname(s) La Nena
Born (1976-12-27) December 27, 1976 (age 40)
La Palma, Pinar del Río
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Updated on 12 June 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pernía and the second or maternal family name is Figueroa.

Daimí Pernía Figueroa (born December 27, 1976 in La Palma, Pinar del Río) is a retired Cuban athlete competing mainly in 400 m hurdles. A former basketball player, she did not rise to international level until 1999, when she lowered her personal best from 55.51s to 52.89s and even became world champion. She announced her retirement in 2007. [1][2]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 200 m: 23.43 s (wind: +1.8 m/s)Cuba Camagüey, 27 February 1999
  • 400 m: 51.10 sSpain Getafe, 10 July 2001
  • 100 m hurdles: 14.31 sCuba Santiago de Cuba, 4 May 1992
  • 400 m hurdles: 52.89 sSpain Sevilla, 25 August 1999


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1993 Pan American Junior Championships Winnipeg, Canada 5th (h) 400 m 56.83 s
3rd 4x100 m relay 45.84 s
7th 4x400 m relay 3:59.81 min
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 11th (sf) 400m 54.09 s
9th (h) 4×100m relay 46.27 s
7th 4×400m relay 3:37.95 min
1995 Central American and Caribbean Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 1st 4x400 m relay 3:27.86 min A
1997 Central American and Caribbean Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 2nd 400 m hurdles 56.14 s
Universiade Catania, Italy 3rd 400 m hurdles 56.13 s
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:29.00 min
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st 400 m hurdles 53.95 s
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 400 m hurdles 53.44 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:26.70 min
World Championships Sevilla, Spain 1st 400 m hurdles 52.89 s
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 4th 400 m 53.68 s
8th 4x400 m relay 3:29.47 min
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 400 m hurdles 54.51 s
9th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:28.68 min
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 400 m hurdles 55.10 s
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st 400 m hurdles 54.84 s
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20th (h) 400 m hurdles 55.91 s
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 400 m hurdles 55.32 s
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:36.34 min
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 400 m hurdles 56.98 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:38.77 min
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th 400 m hurdles 59.71 s
1st 4x400 m relay 3:27.51 min
World Championships Osaka, Japan 7th 4x400 m relay 3:27.05 min


  1. ^ Daimí Pernía Figueroa (in Spanish), EcuRed, retrieved June 12, 2013 
  2. ^ Daimí Pernía (in Spanish), EnCaribe, retrieved June 12, 2013 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
United States Kim Batten
Women's 400m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Russia Irina Privalova