María Elena Sarría

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sarría and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.
María Elena Sarría
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Cuba
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1975 Mexico City Shot put
Gold medal – first place 1979 San Juan Shot put
Gold medal – first place 1983 Caracas Shot put
Silver medal – second place 1987 Indianapolis Shot put

María Elena Sarría Díaz (born September 14, 1954 in Cienfuegos) is a retired Cuban athlete who competed in the shot put during her career. Her personal best throw was 20.61 metres, and with 19.34 metres she still holds the Pan American Games record in the event.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Cuba
1974 Central American and Caribbean Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st 14.60 m
1975 Pan American Games Mexico City, Mexico 1st 18.03 m = CR
1976 Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 11th 16.31 m
1979 Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st 18.81 m = CR
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 9th 19.37 m
1981 Central American and Caribbean Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st 18.28 m
1982 Central American and Caribbean Games Havana, Cuba 1st 19.36 m
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 19.34 m = CR
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 19.47 m
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 2nd 18.12 m