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Misleydis González Tamayo (Spanish pronunciation: [misˈleiðis ɣonˈsales]; born June 19, 1978 in Bayamo, Granma) is a female shot putter from Cuba.[1] Her personal best throw is 19.50 metres, achieved in August 2008 in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She has represented Cuba at the Summer Olympics three times, coming seventh in 2004 and fourth in 2008, and five times at the World Championships in Athletics (2005 to 2011)

Misleydis González
Personal information
Full nameMisleydis González Tamayo
Born (1978-06-19) June 19, 1978 (age 41)
Bayamo, Granma
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Country Cuba
Event(s)Shot Put
Updated on 26 June 2013.

She is a two-time Pan American Games champion in the event (2007 and 2011) and a three-time champion at the Central American and Caribbean Championships. She was the bronze medallist at the 2005 Summer Universiade. González placed fourth in the shot put at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships.


Personal bestsEdit


  • Shot put: 19.50 m  Beijing, 16 August 2008


  • Shot put: 18.86 m  Valencia, 28 February 2010

International competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
1996 Central American and
Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20)
San Salvador, El Salvador 1st Shot put (4 kg) 14.54 m
1997 Pan American Junior Championships Havana, Cuba 4th Shot put (4 kg) 14.47 m
2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Shot put 17.20 m
2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships St. George's, Grenada 1st Shot put 18.09 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4th Shot put 17.99 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th Shot put 18.41 m
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd Shot put 18.65 m
Olympic Games Olympia, Greece 6th Shot put 18.59 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th Shot put 18.01 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 3rd Shot put 18.26 m
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Shot put 18.80 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Shot put 18.83 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th Shot put 18.14 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 3rd Shot put 18.75 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd Shot put 19.50 m
2009 ALBA Games Havana, Cuba 3rd Shot put 18.41 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Shot put 19.13 m CR
World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th Shot put 18.74 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 7th Shot put 18.77 m
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Shot put 18.52 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 16th (q) Shot put 18.24 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st Shot put 18.57 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 11th (q) Shot put 17.32 m
Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 3rd Shot put 18.03 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 20th (q) Shot put 17.68 m


  1. ^ XXIX JUEGOS OLIMPICOS BEIJING 2008 - Delegación Cubana (PDF) (in Spanish), Instituto Nacional de Deportes Educación Física y Recreación (INDER), p. 57, archived from the original (PDF) on January 1, 2016, retrieved June 24, 2013

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