Mailín Vargas

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Mailín Vargas
Personal information
Full name Mailín Vargas Escalona
Born (1983-03-24) March 24, 1983 (age 34)
Bartolomé Masó, Granma
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put
Updated on 14 June 2013.

Mailín Vargas Escalona (born 24 March 1983 in Bartolomé Masó, Granma) is a Cuban shot putter.


She finished tenth at the 2008 Olympic Games. She achieved a personal best throw of 19.00 metres in July 2008 in Alcalá de Henares. She improved this to 19.02 m in June 2009, winning the Barrientos Memorial in Cuba.[1] In 2011, she improved this further to 19.11 m.

Personal bests[edit]


  • Shot put: 19.13 mCuba La Habana, 3 June 2011


  • Shot put: 18.23 mSpain Valencia, 28 February 2010


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2002 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 1st Shot put 14.26 m
World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 13th (q) Shot put 14.33 m
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Shot put 17.30 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 4th Shot put 16.70 m
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 2nd Shot put 18.08 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th Shot put 18.28 m
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Shot put 18.62 m
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st Shot put 18.91 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 9th Shot put 18.67 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 15th (q) Shot put 17.52 m
2011 ALBA Games Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Shot put 18.77 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 15th (q) Shot put 18.27 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 4th Shot put 17.98 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 26th Shot put 16.76 m


  1. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2009-06-01). Savigne, Copello and Lopez shine at Barrientos Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.

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