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Norberto Téllez Santana (born January 22, 1972 in Rodas, Cienfuegos) is a retired Cuban runner.

Norberto Téllez
Personal information
BornJanuary 22, 1972 (1972-01-22) (age 47)
Rodas, Cienfuegos, Cuba

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CareerEdit

Originally a 400 metres runner who also enjoyed success in 4 x 400 metres relay, winning the silver medal at the 1992 Olympics, Téllez later converted to the 800 metres distance. At the 1996 Summer Olympics he ran in 1:42.85 and thereby improved the national record of Alberto Juantorena. However, this wasn't enough to secure a medal as he finished in fourth place. A silver medal from the 1997 World Championships was his best result thereafter.

Major achievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Havana, Cuba 2nd 400 m 47.22
1st 800 m 1:50.08
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.48
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 3rd 800m 1:47.33
12th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.49
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.58
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2nd 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.51
1993 Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st 400 m 45.80
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.62
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 14th (sf) 400 m 46.17
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:00.46
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 7th 400 m 46.01
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.87
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 400 m 45.38
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.53
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 15th (sf) 400 m 46.68
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.65
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 800 m 1:45.83 CR
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.98
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 4th 800 m 1:42.85 NR
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 800 m 1:44.00 SB
Universiade Catania, Italy 1st 800 m 1:47.63
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 2nd 800 m 1:45.92
Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st 800 m 1:49.71
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.18
1999 Universiade Palma, Spain 1st 800 m 1:46.11
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd 800 m 1:45.40
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.79
World Championships Seville, Spain 4th 800 m 1:45.03

Personal bestsEdit

  • 200 metres – 21.10 (1994)
  • 400 metres – 45.27 (1994)
  • 800 metres – 1:42.85 (1996)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rodríguez, Digno (2 November 2011), Recibimiento a atletas cienfuegueros que intervinieron en Guadalajara 2011 (in Spanish), Radio Ciudad del Mar Digital, Cienfuegos, Cuba, retrieved 25 March 2012