Yeimer López

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Yeimer López
Personal information
Full name Yeimer López García
Born (1982-08-28) August 28, 1982 (age 34)
Buey Arriba, Granma
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Updated on 5 June 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is López and the second or maternal family name is García.

Yeimer López García (born August 28, 1982 in Buey Arriba, Granma)[1][2] is a middle distance runner from Cuba, who represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 2004.

He is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's 800 metres at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil. López is the twin brother (fraternal) of female sprinter Ana López.

Personal bests[edit]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd 400 m 45.13 s
6th 4 × 400 m 3:06.27 min
World Championships Paris, France 9th (sf) 400 m 45.11 s
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd 400 m 45.21 s
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th (sf) 400 m 45.52 s
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st 800 m 1:47.64 min
3rd 4 × 400 m 3:02.33 min
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 45th (h) 800 m 1:52.24 min
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 400 m 45.28 s
6th (h) 4 × 400 m 3:08.71 min
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 800 m 1:47.25 min
1st 4 × 400 m 3:06.84 min
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st 800 m 1:44.58 min
World Championships Osaka, Japan 26th (h) 800 m 1:46.28 min
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 1st 4 × 400 m 3:03.22 min
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 4 × 400 m 3:02.10 min
Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th 800 m 1:45.88 min
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st 800 m 1:45.00 min
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st 800 m 1:45.56 min
1st 4 × 400 m 3:03.26 min
World Championships Berlin, Germany 10th 800 m 1:47.80 min
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st 800 m 1:45.36 min
1st 4 × 400 m 3:04.86 min

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clavelo, Javier (August 20, 2007), Focus on Athletes - Yeimer LOPEZ Garcia, IAAF, retrieved May 26, 2013 
  2. ^ Yeimer López García. (in Spanish), Ecured, retrieved May 26, 2013 

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