Lázaro Borges

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Lázaro Borges
Personal information
Full name Lázaro Eduardo Borges Reid
Born (1986-06-19) June 19, 1986 (age 31)
Marianao, La Habana, Cuba
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5.90m
Updated on 25 December 2014.

Lázaro Eduardo Borges Reid (born June 19, 1986) is Cuban pole vaulter.[1]


Borges was born in Marianao, La Habana. He has represented Cuba at 2008 Summer Olympics, but failed to advance to the Final. Borges won silver medal in 2011 World Championships with 5.90m, setting new Cuban record.[2][3] His personal best before the competition was 5.75m.[4]

He improved the Cuban indoor pole vault record in 2012 and cleared 5.72 m at the Pole Vault Stars meet.[5]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was trying to qualify for the final, when his pole broke into three pieces during his attempt to clear 5.35 m.[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Cuba
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st 5.00 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st 4.80 m
2006 NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 5.25 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia NM
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil NM
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 5.50 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China NM
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st 5.20 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st 5.60 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 2nd 5.90 m (NR)
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st 5.80 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 5th 5.70 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 16th (q) 5.50 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 21st (q) 5.40 m
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Mexico City, Mexico 2nd 5.15 m A
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, Mexico 1st 5.30 m A
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 5th 5.40 m
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica NM

Personal bests[edit]

Event Best Venue Date
Pole vault 5.90 m AR Daegu, South Korea August 29, 2011
Pole vault 5.72 m AR Donetsk, Ukraine February 11, 2012


  1. ^ XXIX JUEGOS OLIMPICOS BEIJING 2008 - Delegación Cubana (PDF) (in Spanish), Instituto Nacional de Deportes Educación Física y Recreación (INDER), p. 57, archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2016, retrieved June 24, 2013 
  2. ^ Associated Press (August 29, 2011). "Wojciechowski wins men's pole vault at worlds". ESPN. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Martin, David (August 29, 2011). "Pole Vault - Final - Wojciechowski's tactical decision helps him snatch Pole Vault title". IAAF. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pole Vault - Final - Start List" (PDF). IAAF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2012-02-12). In post-injury comeback, Lavillenie tops 5.82m in Donetsk. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-12.
  6. ^ "Olympics athletics: Cuban suffers pole fault in London". BBC Sport. August 8, 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

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