Misleydis González

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Tamayo.
Misleydis González
Personal information
Full name Misleydis González Tamayo
Born (1978-06-19) June 19, 1978 (age 38)
Bayamo, Granma
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot Put
Updated on 26 June 2013.

Misleydis González Tamayo (Spanish pronunciation: [misˈleiðis ɣonˈsales]; born June 19, 1978 in Bayamo, Granma) is a female shot putter from Cuba.[1] Her personal best throw is 19.50 metres, achieved in August 2008 in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She has represented Cuba at the Summer Olympics three times, coming seventh in 2004 and fourth in 2008, and five times at the World Championships in Athletics (2005 to 2011)

She is a two-time Pan American Games champion in the event (2007 and 2011) and a three-time champion at the Central American and Caribbean Championships. She was the bronze medallist at the 2005 Summer Universiade. González placed fourth in the shot put at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Personal bests[edit]


  • Shot put: 19.50 mChina Beijing, 16 August 2008


  • Shot put: 18.86 mSpain Valencia, 28 February 2010

International competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1996 Central American and
Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20)
San Salvador, El Salvador 1st Shot put (4kg) 14.54 m
1997 Pan American Junior Championships La Habana, Cuba 4th Shot put (4kg) 14.47 m
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Shot put 17.20 m
2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 1st Shot put 18.09 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th Shot put 17.99 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th Shot put 18.41 m
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd Shot put 18.65 m
Olympic Games Olympia, Greece 6th Shot put 18.59 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th Shot put 18.01 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 3rd Shot put 18.26 m
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Shot put 18.80 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Shot put 18.83 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th Shot put 18.14 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 4th Shot put 18.75 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th Shot put 19.50 m
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 3rd Shot put 18.41 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Shot put 19.13 m CR
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th Shot put 18.74 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 7th Shot put 18.77 m
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Shot put 18.52 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 16th (q) Shot put 18.24 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st Shot put 18.57 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 11th (q) Shot put 17.32 m
Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 3rd Shot put 18.03 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 20th (q) Shot put 17.68 m


  1. ^ XXIX JUEGOS OLIMPICOS BEIJING 2008 - Delegación Cubana (PDF) (in Spanish), Instituto Nacional de Deportes Educación Física y Recreación (INDER), p. 57, retrieved June 24, 2013 

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