Lois Maikel Martínez

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Lois Maikel Martínez
Personal information
Full name Lois Maikel Martínez González
Born (1981-06-03) June 3, 1981 (age 36)
Havana, Cuba[1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Country  Spain
Sport Athletics
Club Playas de Castellón[2]
Coached by Antonio Simarro
Updated on 23 May 2013.

Lois Maikel Martínez González (born 3 June 1981 in Havana) is a male discus thrower from Cuba. In 2015, he changed his allegiance to Spain.[1] His personal best throw is 67.45 metres, achieved in July 2005 in Havana.[3]


He finished sixth at the 2002 World Junior Championships. He also competed at the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games without qualifying for the final round.[3] On the regional level he won the bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games[4] and the silver medal at the 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships.[5] He became Cuban champion in 2002 and 2006, having a rivalry with Alexis Elizalde and Frank Casañas.[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1996 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) San Salvador, El Salvador 5th Shot put (5kg) 13.41 m
1st Discus throw (1.5kg) 47.58 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 12th (q) Discus throw 47.59 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago de Chile, Chile 6th Discus throw 56.94 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd Discus throw 61.36 m
World Championships Paris, France 12th (q) Discus throw 57.87 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd Discus throw 62.08 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 29th Discus throw 57.18 m
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Discus throw 61.31 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd Discus throw 59.35 m
Representing  Spain
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 28th (q) Discus throw 58.01 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 12th Discus throw 59.27 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 27th (q) Discus throw 59.42 m

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Lois Maikel Martínez, nuevo discóbolo español". The Wang Connection (in Spanish). Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  2. ^ RFEA profile
  3. ^ a b Lois Maikel Martínez profile at IAAF
  4. ^ "Pan American Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Central American and Caribbean Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Cuban Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  7. ^ López Dot, Jordi (7 July 2010), MITING CIUTAT DE MATARO-CAMPIONAT DE CATALUNYA ABSOLUT OPEN/Lois Maikel Martinez 675A0794.JPG (in Catalan), Federació Catalana d'Atletisme, retrieved 11 April 2012