Javier Cienfuegos

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Javier Cienfuegos
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Javier Cienfuegos
Personal information
Born (1990-07-15) July 15, 1990 (age 28)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 134 kg (295 lb)
Country  Spain
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Updated on 14 August 2012.

Javier Cienfuegos Pinilla (born July 15, 1990 in Montijo-Badajoz) is a Spanish hammer thrower and the junior world record holder.[1] Javier represents his club CA Playas de Castellón, and is coached by Raul Jimeno. His personal best and junior world record with the 6 kg hammer of 82,96, was set in Madrid June 17, 2009. On May 5, 2012, he became the Spanish recordman with the senior implement, 7,26 kg (16 lbs), after making a throw of 76,21 meters.[2]


Cienfuegos's first international championship was the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics (u18) held in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Being 17 years old at the time he finished 8q with 64,04 with the 5 kg – a relatively poor result, as his personal best of 73,20 was set almost four months earlier. Ukrainian Andriy Martynyuk emerged victorious with 76,09 m.[3] Next year, being a first-year junior he attended the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics (u20) in which he finished 12th in the final with a 65,93 m throw with the 6 kg[4] – also a relatively bad performance with a, by the time roughly three weeks old personal best of 76,13 m. Javier's nerves seemed to be the problem but the expectations only rose in 2009 when he beat Yevgeny Aydamirov's junior world record of 82,62 and rearranged the all-time list in power of his 82,96 performance. Though, after a lof of international competition experience, as well as three throws beyond 80 meters he seemed to have learned how to cope with the pressure. He won the ninth annual European Cup Winter Throwing (u23 group B) with a 73,18 m performance (7,26 kg).[5] He placed third (79,12 m) at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships behind youth world champion from 2007, Ukrainian Andriy Martynyk (79,54 m) and Hungarian Ákos Hudi (79,14 m) in one of history's toughest junior competitions in all of hammer.[6] Javier also attended the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and finished 13q with a 72,01 performance (7,26 kg).[7]

International honours[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
2007 World Youth Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 18th (q) Hammer throw (5 kg) 64.04 m
European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 20th (q) Hammer throw (6 kg) 63.74 m
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 12th Hammer throw (6 kg) 65.93 m
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 3rd Hammer throw (6 kg) 79.12 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 24th (q) Hammer throw 72.01 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing (U23) Arles, France 1st Hammer throw 71.60 m
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 4th Hammer throw 69.39 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 18th (q) Hammer throw 72.19 m
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 2nd Hammer throw 73.03 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 33rd (q) Hammer throw 67.49 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd (q) Hammer throw 70.91 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 16th (q) Hammer throw 73.73 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 25th (q) Hammer throw 70.79 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 15th (q) Hammer throw 72.55 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 29th (q) Hammer throw 70.96 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 16th (q) Hammer throw 68.17 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 27th (q) Hammer throw 68.88 m


Impl. Year Perf. Date
7,26 kg 2012 76,21 5 May 2012
7,26 kg 2011 75,02 12 March 2011
7,26 kg 2010 72,00 20 February 2010
6 kg 2009 82,96 17 June 2009
6 kg 2008 76.13 14 June 2008
5 kg 2007 73.20 17 March 2007


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