Roberto Skyers

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Roberto Skyers
Personal information
Full nameRoberto Skyers Pérez
Born (1991-11-12) November 12, 1991 (age 28)
Minas, Camagüey
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
Country Cuba
SportAthletics
Updated on 12 December 2014.

Roberto Skyers Pérez (born 12 November 1991 in Minas, Camagüey) is a Cuban track and field athlete who competes in the sprinting events. He won the gold medal in the 200 metres at the 2011 Pan American Games. His personal bests are 9.98 seconds for the 100 metres and 20.02 seconds for the 200 m.

Career[edit]

At the age of seventeen, he ran a national junior record of 20.24 seconds for the 200 metres that year and also ran a 100 metres best of 10.31 seconds.[1] This represented a significant improvement upon his 2008 best of 21.65 seconds and led to athletics statisticians A. Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava identifying him as one of the world's most promising sprinters.[2] Skyers began competing internationally in 2009, making his debut at the ALBA Games, where he claimed the 200 m title.[3] He ran in the Cuban 4×100 metres relay team at the 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics, but the quartet failed to finish the race. He claimed the 200 m national title at the Barrientos Memorial in June.[4]

Having finished third at the 2010 Barrientos meet and improved his 100 m to 10.29 seconds, Skyers represented Cuba in that event at the 2010 Ibero-American Championships and went on to place fourth overall. He completed a 200 m and relay double at the 2011 ALBA Games the following July.[5] He established himself on the regional scene at the 2011 Pan American Games: although he suffered a muscular twitch during the heats of the relay, he ran in the 200 m a few hours later and was the surprise gold medalist in the event, defeating Lansford Spence and Bruno de Barros.[6]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 100 m: 9.98 s (wind: +1.0 m/s)Cuba Camagüey, 22 feb 2019
  • 200 m: 20.02 s NR (wind: +0.3 m/s)Canada Toronto, 24 July 2015

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st 200 m 20.27 s w (+2.3 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 39.77 s
Central American and Caribbean Championships La Habana, Cuba 4 × 100 m relay DNF
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 4th 100 m 10.40 s (-0.2 m/s)
2011 ALBA Games Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st 200 m 20.44 s w (+2.4 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 39.34 s
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 1st 200 m 20.37 s A (-1.0 m/s)
4th 4 × 100 m relay 39.75 s A
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 4th (h) 200 m 20.66 s (+1.1 m/s)
2014 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 10th (B) 4 × 100 m relay 38.60
Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 2nd 200m 20.28 A (+0.6 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 1st 200m 20.47 A (-1.8 m/s)
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 12th (sf) 200 m 20.23
2016 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd (h) 200 m 20.691
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.93
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22nd (sf) 200 m 20.60
13th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 38.47
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 13th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.01
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 5th 4 × 100 m relay 39.03
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru 7th 200 m 20.67
7th 4 × 100 m relay 39.19

1Did not finish in the semifinals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skyers, Roberto. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  2. ^ Julin, A. Lennart & Jalava, Mirko (2009-12-29). 2009 - End of Year Reviews – SPRINTS. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  3. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2009-04-28). Copello and Betanzos “thinking of Berlin” as triple jumpers steal the show at ALBA Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  4. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2009-06-04). Savigne, Copello and Lopez shine at Barrientos Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  5. ^ Roberto Skyers. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.
  6. ^ Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2011-10-28). Cisneros joins sub-48 club with 47.99, Thompson soars to 2.32m - Pan American Games, Day 5. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-28.

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