Cleopatra Borel

Cleopatra Borel (from 2005 until 2010 Borel-Brown; born 10 March 1979) is a female shot putter from Plaisance, Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago[1][2][3][4][5] and a 2014 Sportswoman of the Year Award recipient.[6]

Cleopatra Borel
Personal information
Born (1979-03-10) March 10, 1979 (age 41)
Plaisance, Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Event(s)Shot Put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)19.42 m (July 2011)
19.48 m
Updated on 9 January 2015.

Early lifeEdit

Borel is a graduate of Mayaro Government Primary School and a former attendee of Mayaro Composite School and Saint Stephen's College, Princes Town, Trinidad. In 2002 she graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with Bachelor's degree in health psychology and pre-physical therapy and later pursued Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Tech.[7]


In 2018 Cleopatra Borel participated at the Launch Meeting Circuit of Central Coliseum - National Stadium in Chile, receiving her second gold medal for the year.[8] In April of the same year, she participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at which she lost a bronze medal to Brittany Crew.[9] Her personal best throw is 19.42 metres, achieved in July 2011 at the Paris Diamond League Meeting.[10] She has a personal best of 19.48 metres on the indoor track, achieved in February 2004 in Blacksburg.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Result Venue Date
Shot put 19.42 m   Paris Saint-Denis 8 Jul 2011
Hammer throw 51.28 m   Baltimore, Maryland 5 May 2001
Shot put 19.48 m   Blacksburg, Virginia 14 Feb 2004


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Trinidad and Tobago
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 4th 16.27 m
NACAC Under-25 Championships San Antonio, Texas, United States 2nd 16.46 m
2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 2nd 17.79 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 6th 17.23 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 11th (q) 18.19 m
Olympic Games Olympia, Greece 10th 18.35 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 16.24 m
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 18.05 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (q) 17.31 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 17.59 m
Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 3rd 17.87 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 3rd 18.33 m
2007 NACAC Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 17.53 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 18.22 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 18th (q) 17.29 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 18.66 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 7th 18.47 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 18.10 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 17th (q) 17.96 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 4th 18.50 m
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 3rd 17.98 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 13th (q) 17.99 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 11th (q) 18.31 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 18.76 m
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st 19.00 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 13th 17.62 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd 18.46 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 12th (q) 18.36 m
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 1st 17.56 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) 17.84 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 2nd 18.57 m
Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 5th 18.68 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, Mexico 1st 18.99 m A
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 1st 18.67 m
World Championships Beijing, China 12th 17.43 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 4th 18.38 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 7th 18.37 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 9th 17.80 m
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 4th 18.05 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 1st 18.14 m
NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd 17.83 m
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru 8th 17.37 m

Personal lifeEdit

In 2005, Borel married her college sweetheart Balvin Brown. The couple currently lives in Blacksburg, Virginia[11]

Cleopatra Borel returned to Trinidad in 2012 after the London Olympic Games, where she trained for the 2016 Games in Rio.


  1. ^ Terry Finisterre (February 28, 2004). "Focus on Athletes biographies - Cleopatra BOREL-BROWN, Trinidad & Tobago (Shot Put)". IAAF. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cleopatra Borel Throws Her Way to UMBC's First DI National Title". UMBC Retrievers. September 9, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Biography - BOREL Cleopatra". PASO. Archived from the original on January 15, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Cleopatra Borel - Biography". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Cleopatra Borel". National Sporting Archive of Trinidad and Tobago (NSATT). Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Borel, Walcott TTOC awards". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. December 31, 2014. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Sean Nero (July 19, 2016). "Cleopatra Borel: Education, a good back-up after sporting career". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Gold for Borel, Baptiste". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. February 8, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Borel loses bronze on last throw". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. April 14, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Paris Meeting AREVA (FRA) 08.07.2011 - GL". All-Athletics. Archived from the original on November 4, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  11. ^ "Cleopatra Borel-Brown". Doyle Management. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.

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