Virgen Benavides

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Virgen Benavides
Personal information
Full name Virgen Benavides Muñoz
Born (1974-12-31) December 31, 1974 (age 42)
Songo – La Maya, Santiago de Cuba
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Updated on 7 June 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Benavides and the second or maternal family name is Muñoz.

Virgen Benavides Muñoz (born December 13 or 31,[1][2] 1974) is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for Cuba.[2]

Benavides represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed third in her first round heat after Ivet Lalova and Montell Douglas in a time of 11.45 seconds. She qualified for the second round in which she failed to qualify for the semi finals as her time of 11.40 was the fifth time of her race.[2]

Personal best[edit]

Outdoor

  • 100 m: 11.14 s (wind: +1.3 m/s)Cuba Camagüey, 26 February 1999
  • 200 m: 22.93 s (wind: +0.6 m/s)Cuba Camagüey, 11 March 2000

Indoor

  • 60 m: 7.16 sGermany Karlsruhe, 15 February 2004

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd (h) 100 m 11.38 s w (wind: +4.4 m/s)
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 4th 200 m 23.28 s w (wind: +3.6 m/s)
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3rd 100 m 11.25 s (wind: +1.2 m/s)
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 4th 100 m 11.28 s (wind: +1.7 m/s)
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 3rd 100 m 11.48 s (wind: -1.1 m/s) A
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 3rd 200 m 23.36s (wind: -0.4 m/s) A
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 4th (sf) 60 m 7.28 s
2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 4th 100 metres 11.37 s (wind: +0.6 m/s)
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th 100 m 11.28 s (wind: +1.6 m/s)
2003 World Championships Saint-Denis, France 5th (qf) 100 m 11.40 s (wind: +0.0 m/s)
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st 100 m 11.33 s (wind: +0.0 m/s)
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 43.60 s
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 5th 100 m 11.61 s (wind: +0.5 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.29 s
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 100 m 11.35 s (wind: +1.5 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.86 s
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th (sf) 100 m 11.45 s (wind: +0.6 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 43.80 s
World Championships Osaka, Japan - 4 × 100 m relay DQ (h)
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th (sf) 60 m 7.25 s
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 8th 100 m 11.55 s (wind: +1.2 m/s) A
Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th (qf) 100 m 11.40 s (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st 100 m 11.33 s w (wind: +3.9 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 44.93 s
Central American and Caribbean Championships La Habana, Cuba 4th (h) 100 m 11.65 s (wind: +1.1 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virgen Benavides profile at IAAF
  2. ^ a b c Athlete biography: Virgen Benavides, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 28, 2008

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