Maritza Martén

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martén and the second or maternal family name is García.

Maritza Martén García (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈɾitsa maɾˈten]; born August 17, 1963 in Havana, Ciudad de la Habana) is a retired female discus thrower from Cuba who competed in the discus contest at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. She also won the 1987 Pan American Games. Her personal best throw of 70.68 m (231 ft 1012 in) was achieved in 1992.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1982 Central American and Caribbean Junior
Championships (U-20)
Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd Shot 14.10 m
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st Discus 59.62 m
Ibero-American Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st Shot put 14.78 m
1st Discus 58.76 m
1984 Friendship Games Prague, Czechoslovakia Discus NM
1985 World Student Games Kobe, Japan 1st Discus 66.66 m
World Cup Canberra, Australia 3rd Discus 66.54 m[1]
1986 Central American and Caribbean Games Santiago, Dominican Republic 2nd Discus 63.24 m
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st Discus 65.58 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 9th Discus 62.00 m
1988 IAAF Grand Prix Final West Berlin, West Germany 3rd Discus
1989 World Student Games Duisburg, West Germany 3rd Discus 64.70 m
World Cup Barcelona, Spain 3rd Discus 65.40 m[1]
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 4th Discus 64.90 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 10th Discus 62.40 m
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st[2] Discus 70.68 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st Discus 70.06 m
World Cup Havana, Cuba 1st Discus 69.30 m[1]
1993 Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd Discus 59.44 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4th Discus 64.62 m
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st Discus 61.22 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Discus 64.36 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 16th Discus 60.08 m

External reference[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Representing the Americas
  2. ^ Guest performance out of competition