Darisleydis Amador

Darisleydis Amador Rodríguez (born January 1, 1988 in Matanzas) is a Cuban sprint canoeist.[1][2] She won a silver medal in the women's K-1 200 metres at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico by thirty-seven thousandths of a second (0.037) behind winner Carrie Johnson of the United States, with a time of 41.840 seconds.[3][4]

Darisleydis Amador
Personal information
Full nameDarisleydis Amador Rodríguez
Nationality Cuba
Born (1988-01-01) 1 January 1988 (age 32)
Matanzas, Cuba
Event(s)Sprint canoe

Amador represented Cuba at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed only in two individual sprint kayak events. For her first event, the women's K-1 500 metres, Amador paddled to a seventh-place finish in the semi-final rounds, but fell short in her bid for the final by approximately four seconds behind Canada's Émilie Fournel, with a time of 1:58.762.[5] In the first ever women's K-1 200 metres, Amador finished fourth and twelfth overall in the B-final by twenty-five thousandths of a second (0.025) behind Serbia's Nikolina Moldovan, attaining her best Olympic time of 45.099 seconds.[6]


  1. ^ "Darisleydis Amador". London 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Darisleydis Amador". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Sprint National Team Vies for Olympic Slots, Pan American Medals". Team USA. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  4. ^ "PanAm: Cuba y Ecuador conquistan oros en el canotaje" [PanAm: Cuba and Ecuador win golds in canoeing] (in Spanish). Fox Latin America. 29 October 2011. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's Kayak Single (K1) 500m Semifinal 1". London 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Women's Kayak Single (K1) 200m Final B". London 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013.

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