Carlos Véliz

Carlos Véliz (born 12 August 1987 in Holguín) is a male shot putter from Cuba. His personal best throw is 21.40 metres, achieved on 12 June 2011 in Brazzaville. However the mark had to be declared irregular because of the use of a light implement.[1]

Carlos Véliz
Personal information
Full nameCarlos Véliz Wilburt
Born (1987-08-12) 12 August 1987 (age 32)
Báguanos, Holguín, Cuba
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)21.40 m
20.32 m (6 kg)
Updated on 22 June 2013.


  • 2006

Véliz's international career began with the World Junior Championships in Beijing,[2] where he finished in a respectable 6th Place.[3]

  • 2007

Véliz competed at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, throwing 19.75m for the bronze medal.[3]

  • 2008

Véliz improved his personal best significantly on 13 May in Havana, with a throw of 20.72m. Also in Havana, he took the Central American and Caribbean Championships Shot Putt title, with a throw of 20.10m. These throws ensured his qualification for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In the Shot Putt competition, he eventually finished 12th in Qualifying Group A with a throw of 19.58m, not enough to ensure his progression to the final.

  • 2009

Again, Véliz qualified for a major championships, the World Championships in Berlin, but once again disappointed on the day, throwing 19.62m, over a metre behind his personal best, and just shy of a metre behind his season best throw of 20.40m[3]

  • 2010

Véliz added to his international medal tally with a bronze medal at the 14th Ibero-American Championships, with an effort of 20.20m. His season's best throw was 20.41m.

  • 2011

Véliz made a significant improvement on his personal best, throwing 21.40m at Brazzaville, catapulting him into the World Top 10 .[4]

Other EventsEdit

Véliz was a promising discus thrower as a junior (U20) athlete, and has a personal best throw with the 1.75 kg discus of 55.03m[3]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Best Venue Date
Shot put 20.76 m A   Guadalajara 25 October 2011
Discus throw (1.75 kg) 55.03 m   Havana 13 May 2005
Shot put 19.74 m   Sabadell 25 February 2012


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 6th Shot put (6 kg) 19.76 m
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st Shot put 19.54 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Shot put 19.75 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 24th (q) Shot put 19.58 m
2009 ALBA Games Havana, Cuba 2nd Shot put 19.28 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Shot put 20.10 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 24th (q) Shot put 19.62 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 3rd Shot put 20.20 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th Shot put 19.70 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd Shot put 20.76 m
2012 World Indoor Championship Istanbul, Turkey 13th (q) Shot put 19.64 m
Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd Shot put 19.97 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 34th (q) Shot put 18.57 m


  1. ^ Carlos Véliz - Cuba, Tilastopaja Oy, Littoinen, Finland, retrieved 22 June 2013
  2. ^,newsid=35551.htmx
  3. ^ a b c d
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