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Maritza Martén

Full name: Maritza Martén García
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: August 17, 1963 in Párraga, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
Country: CUB Cuba
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Maritza Martén took up athletics when she was 11-years-old and was on the Cuban national team from 1983-97. After missing the 1984 and 1988 Olympics due to boycotts, her career highlight came at the 1992 Olympics, where she won gold. Martén also competed at the 1996 Olympics, but did not get past qualifying. Martén competed at four consecutive World Championships, starting in 1987, her best finishes a fourth in 1993 and 1995. Martén was the Pan-American discus champion in 1983, 1987 and 1995, won the World Cup in 1992, was the Universiade discus champion in 1985, adding a bronze in 1989, and was Ibero-American Championships discus and shot put champion in 1983 and discus champion in 1992. She also won discus silvers at the 1986 and 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games, World Cup bronzes in 1985 and 1989 and bronze at the 1988 IAAF Grand Prix Final. Martén retired from athletics after 1997 season and later worked as an athletics coach, serving as the throwing coach for the Cuban national team.

Personal Best: DT – 70.68 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Women's Discus Throw Cuba CUB 1 Gold
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics Women's Discus Throw Cuba CUB 16 QR

Women's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Final Round 1 70.06
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Final Round Round One 1 65.66
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Two 2 foul 65.66
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Three 2 foul 65.66
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Four 2 66.90 66.90
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Five 1 70.06 70.06
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Six NP 66.36
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round 3 QU 65.02
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A 2 65.02
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 65.02
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 65.02
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round 16 60.08
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A 7 60.08
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round One 7 59.70
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 8 57.80 59.70
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 60.08
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