Silvia Costa

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Costa and the second or maternal family name is Acosta-Martínez.
Silvia Costa
Personal information
Born May 4, 1964

Silvia Costa Acosta-Martínez (born May 4, 1964 in La Palma, Pinar del Río Province) is a former high jumper from Cuba.

She is most known for winning medals at the 1985 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. She also has three medals from the Summer Universiade. Her personal best jump (set in 1989) is 2.04 m (6 ft 814 in), which makes her a member of the female two metres club and puts her ninth in the all-time performers list. She was a two-time silver medallist at the Pan American Games.

Costa is married to Spanish citizen José Sanleandro.

International competitions[edit]

Representing  Cuba
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1978 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Xalapa, México 1st High jump 1.60m A
5th Long jump 4.99m A
2nd 100 m hurdles 15.76s A
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Xalapa, México 2nd 4x100 m relay 48.02s A
1986 Ibero-American Championships La Habana, Cuba 1st High jump 1.84 m
1988 Ibero-American Championships Ciudad de México, México 1st High jump 1.97 m A
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 2nd High jump 1.93 m