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Yennifer Frank Casañas Hernández (born 18 October 1978) is a Spanish discus thrower. He competed for Cuba until May 2008.

Frank Casañas
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Frank Casañas at the 2010 Arena Games
Personal information
Born (1978-10-18) October 18, 1978 (age 40)
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight117 kg (258 lb)
Country Cuba
Updated on 12 August 2012.



In the 2008 Olympic Games he competed for Spain, reaching the fifth position in the final.

His personal best throw is 67.91 metres, which he achieved in June 2008 in Castellón.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
1996 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) San Salvador, El Salvador 1st Discus 53.08 m
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 3rd Discus 54.86 m
1997 Central American and Caribbean Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 3rd Discus 55.32 m
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 2nd Discus 59.38 m[1]
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 4th Discus 60.20 m
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Discus 59.87 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 24th Discus 60.84 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 2nd Discus 62.61 m
World Championships Paris, France 11th (q) Discus 59.99 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th Discus 60.60 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th (q) Discus 60.94 m
Representing   Spain
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th Discus 66.49 m
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st Discus 65.58 m GR
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th (q) Discus 61.10 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd Discus 62.08 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 11th Discus 62.15 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Discus 63.60 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 7th Discus 65.56 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th Discus 62.89 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 8th Discus 61.47 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 24th (q) Discus 59.06 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25th (q) Discus 59.96 m
2018 Mediterranean Games Tarragona, Spain 10th Discus 55.73 m


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