Eusebio Cáceres

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Eusebio Cáceres
Personal information
Born (1991-09-10) September 10, 1991 (age 23)
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Eusebio Cáceres (born 10 September 1991 in Onil) is a Spanish track and field athlete who specialises in the long jump.

He began competing in a wide variety of events at the start of his junior career, including the decathlon. He won the long jump bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics. His first senior gold medal in the event soon followed at the 2009 European Team Championships, where he jumped a personal best of eight metres, and he also reached the semi-finals of the 100 metres at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships. He helped the Spanish 4×100 metres relay team to sixth in the event final in a national junior record time of 40.03 seconds.[1] Cáceres set the world junior best mark of 5984 points in the indoor heptathlon at the 2010 Spanish junior championships.[2] He chose to compete in his speciality at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and won the long jump silver medal, finishing behind Luvo Manyonga.[3]

In the long jump qualifying rounds at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, he cleared a European junior record distance of 8.27 m to top the rankings.[4] He failed to repeat that form in the final round, finishing eighth, but his jump remained the best of that year's tournament with the sole exception of Christian Reif's championship record effort of 8.47 m.[5] It was also the second best mark by any European athlete that year, ranking him in the top eight of the discipline worldwide in 2010.[6][7]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd Long jump 7.59 m
2009 European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 1st Long jump 8.00 m
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 2nd Long jump 7.90 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th Long jump 7.93 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 11th (q) Long jump 7.83 m
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 8th Long jump 7.64 m (wind: +1.1m/s)
4x100m relay DNF
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 18th (q) Long jump 7.91 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 11th (q) Long jump 7.71 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Long jump 8.06 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 14th (q) Long jump 7.92 m
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st Long jump 8.37 m (wind: +1.1m/s)
3rd 4x100 m relay 38.87 s
World Championships Moscow, Russia 4th Long jump 8.26 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 4th Long jump 8.11 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 European Junior Top 30. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  2. ^ Spain's Caceres sets world junior indoor Heptathlon best. European Athletics (2010-03-08). Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  3. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-07-22). Men's Long Jump final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  4. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (2011-01-31). Menjo and Fernández excel in San Sebastián XC while Cáceres eyes indoor success – Spanish weekend round-up. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  5. ^ 2010 European Championships - Men's Long Jump Final. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  6. ^ 2010 European Top 30. European Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  7. ^ Long Jump 2010. IAAF (2010-12-16). Retrieved on 2011-02-02.