Misael Ortiz

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Misael Ortiz
Medal record
Athletics
Representing  Cuba
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1996 San Salvador 200 m
Gold medal – first place 1996 San Salvador 4x100 m relay
CAC Junior Championships (U17)
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Port of Spain 200 m

Misael Ortiz (born 4 November 1978) in Pinar del Rio, is a Cuban sprinter specializing in the 200 metres.

Career[edit]

He finished fourth with the Cuban 4 x 100 metres relay team, which consisted of Alfredo García-Baró, Ortiz, Iván García and Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda, at the 1997 World Championships. On the individual level he won a silver medal at the 1998 Central American and Caribbean Games.

His personal best time over 200 m is 20.83 seconds, achieved in February 1999 in Havana.

He defected to Canada following the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1994 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 3rd 200 m 22.8   (-2.5 m/s)
1996 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 200 m 21.04   (1.0 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 40.11
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 28th (qf) 100m 11.12 (wind: -2.5 m/s)
29th (qf) 200m 21.91 (wind: -1.5 m/s)
9th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 40.31
Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 3rd 200 m 21.15   (-2.7 m/s)
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 4 × 100 m relay 38.15
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd 200 m 20.75

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morrison, Duncan (5 September 1999), Cuban defector pops up in Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press, retrieved 30 April 2012