Juana Arrendel

Juana Rosario Arrendel (born 16 June 1978 in La Romana) is a female high jumper from the Dominican Republic.

Arrendel originally won the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, but lost the gold medal after testing positive for stanozolol.[1] In 2006, she became the sixth woman to win three Central American and Caribbean Games titles in a row. The other are Miguelina Cobián, Carmen Romero, Bárbara Hechevarría, María Caridad Colón and Letitia Vriesde.[2]

Her personal best jump is 1.97 metres, achieved in December 2002 at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador. This is the current Dominican Republic record.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the   Dominican Republic
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st 1.90 m PB
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 8th 1.85 m
2002 NACAC U-25 Championships San Antonio, Texas, United States 1st 1.95 m
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 1.97 m PB
2003 World Championships Paris, France 8th 1.95 m SB
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st 1.94 m
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st 1.93 m SB
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 1.81 m

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Drugs in world athletics". BBC. 31 July 2000. Retrieved 2006-11-27.
  2. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (30 July 2006). "Cuba dominates last day - CAC Games, Day 5". IAAF. Archived from the original on 28 May 2007. Retrieved 2006-11-27.
  3. ^ Dominican Republic athletics records Archived 2007-10-09 at the Wayback Machine