Silvia Chivás

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Silvia Chivás
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Born September 10, 1954

Silvia Chivás (born September 10, 1954) is a former track and field athlete from Cuba.

As a 17 years old she won a bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 1971 Pan Am Games in Cali. She and her teammates would take the silver medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich she won the bronze medal in 100 metres, and broke the world junior record in the first round with an 11.18 clocking. She won another bronze medal in 4 x 100 metre relay together with her teammates Marlene Elejarde, Carmen Valdés and Fulgencia Romay. In 1975 she would again win silver in the 4 x 100 metre relay at the Pan Am Games. She won a bronze in the 100 meters, and a gold in the 200 meters at the World Student Games in 1977, where she would lower her national record in the 100 metres to 11.16 in the semi-final. She would also set the national record for 200 metres in 1977, stopping the clock at 22.85. Silvia would take a bronze in the 100 meters at first World Cup of Track and Field. In 1978 she would win 3 gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games in the both sprints and the sprint relay. In 1979 she and her teammates would take a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in 1979, she would retire after these games at only age 25.

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