Rose Mary Almanza

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Rose Mary Almanza
Rose Mary Almanza 2015.jpg
Rose Mary Almanza in 2015
Personal information
Full name Rose Mary Almanza Blanco
Born (1992-07-13) July 13, 1992 (age 24)
Camagüey, Cuba
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle-distance running
Updated on 31 December 2014.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Almanza and the second or maternal family name is Blanco.

Rose Mary Almanza Blanco (born 13 July 1992) is a Cuban middle-distance runner who competes in the 800 metres.[1] She represented Cuba at the 2011 Pan American Games and has won medals at the Ibero-American and Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics.

Born in Camagüey,[2] Almanza ran internationally from a young age, coming fourth at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics before taking the 800 m title at the Pan American Junior Championships.[3][4] She won at the Barrientos Memorial in March 2010 and followed this with a personal best run of 2:03.03 minutes to take the silver medal at the 2010 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics.[5][6] She ran a national junior record of 2:02.04 minutes in Havana in July and came fourth at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics.[4]

In 2011 she improved her record further to 2:00.56 minutes and won her first senior regional medal at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics, placing second in the 800 m behind Gabriela Medina.[7] She came close to a medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, but was edged into fourth place in the final.[8]

She began 2012 in strong form, taking silver medals in the 800 m and 4×400 metres relay at the Ibero-American Championships.[9][10] A run of 1:59.55 minutes in Havana was enough to gain her a place on the Cuban squad for the 2012 London Olympics.[4][11]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Result Venue Date
800 m 1:57.70 min France Saint-Denis 4 July 2015
800 m indoor 2:04.18 min France Eaubonne 9 February 2016
1500 m 4:14.53 min Cuba La Habana 9 Oct 2014


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 4th 1500 m 4:30.20
World Youth Championships Bressanone, Italy 4th 800 m 2:04.31
Pan American Junior Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st 800 m 2:03.83
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd 800m 2:03.03
World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 4th 800 m 2:02.67
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd 800m 2:02.23
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 4th 800m 2:04.82 A
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd 800 m 2:03.29
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:29.13
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th (sf) 800 m 2:01.70
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, México 3rd 800m 2:03.10 A
World Championships Moscow, Russia 11th (sf) 800 m 2:00.98
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Mexico City, Mexico 1st 800 m 2:03.56 A
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, Mexico 1st 800 m 2:00.79 A
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 20th (sf) 800 m 2:00.38
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 16th (h) 800 m 2:08.07


  1. ^ Rose Mary Almanza (in Spanish), EcuRed, retrieved December 31, 2014 
  2. ^ Rose Mary Almanza. London2012. Retrieved on 2012-07-21.
  3. ^ Pan American Junior Championships 2009. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  4. ^ a b c Almanza Rose Mary. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  5. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2010-03-23). Barrios steals the show at Barrientos Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-16.
  6. ^ 800m Mujeres Final (Spanish). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  7. ^ CACAC, CAC Senior PUR 2011 Final Results (PDF), archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2011, retrieved July 18, 2011 
  8. ^ All Athletics Pdfs until 30 of oct at 19:16. Guadalajara2011. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  9. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2012-06-10). Lauro and Arcanjo shine in Barquisimeto – Ibero-American champs, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  10. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2012-06-11). Two South American records fall as Ibero-American champs conclude in Barquisimeto. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-07-18.
  11. ^ Cuba announces team of 47 for London Games. IAAF (2012-07-16). Retrieved on 2012-07-18.

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