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Lois Maikel Martínez

Lois Maikel Martínez González (born 3 June 1981 in Havana) is a male discus thrower from Cuba. In 2015, he changed his allegiance to Spain.[1] His personal best throw is 67.45 metres, achieved in July 2005 in Havana.[3]

Lois Maikel Martínez
Personal information
Full nameLois Maikel Martínez González
Born (1981-06-03) June 3, 1981 (age 38)
Havana, Cuba[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb)
Country Spain
ClubPlayas de Castellón[2]
Coached byAntonio Simarro
Updated on 23 May 2013.


He finished sixth at the 2002 World Junior Championships. He also competed at the 2003 World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games without qualifying for the final round.[3] On the regional level he won the bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games[4] and the silver medal at the 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships.[5] He became Cuban champion in 2002 and 2006, having a rivalry with Alexis Elizalde and Frank Casañas.[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
1996 Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships (U-17)
San Salvador, El Salvador 5th Shot put (5 kg) 13.41 m
1st Discus throw (1.5 kg) 47.58 m
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 12th (q) Discus throw 47.59 m
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago de Chile, Chile 6th Discus throw 56.94 m
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd Discus throw 61.36 m
World Championships Paris, France 12th (q) Discus throw 57.87 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd Discus throw 62.08 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 29th Discus throw 57.18 m
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Discus throw 61.31 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd Discus throw 59.35 m
Representing   Spain
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 28th (q) Discus throw 58.01 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 12th Discus throw 59.27 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 27th (q) Discus throw 59.42 m
2018 Mediterranean Games Tarragona, Spain 5th Discus throw 58.61 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany 24th (q) Discus throw 54.56 m

External linksEdit

  • Lois Maikel Martínez at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lois Maikel Martínez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  • Picture of Lois Maikel Martínez[7]


  1. ^ a b "Lois Maikel Martínez, nuevo discóbolo español". The Wang Connection (in Spanish). Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ RFEA profile
  3. ^ a b Lois Maikel Martínez at IAAF
  4. ^ "Pan American Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Central American and Caribbean Championships (Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Cuban Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
  7. ^ López Dot, Jordi (7 July 2010), MITING CIUTAT DE MATARO-CAMPIONAT DE CATALUNYA ABSOLUT OPEN/Lois Maikel Martinez 675A0794.JPG (in Catalan), Federació Catalana d'Atletisme, retrieved 11 April 2012