Wilfredo Martínez

Wilfredo Yaniel Martínez Caraballoso (Spanish pronunciation: [wilˈfɾeðo maɾˈtines]; born 9 January 1985 in Marianao, La Habana) is a Cuban long jumper.[1]

Wilfredo Martínez
Personal information
Full nameWilfredo Yaniel Martínez Caraballoso
Born (1985-01-09) January 9, 1985 (age 35)
Marianao, La Habana
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Country Cuba
Updated on 22 May 2013.


His personal best jump is 8.31 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Cali. He won the silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games, finished eighth at the 2008 World Indoor Championships and fifth at the 2008 Olympic Games. In 2016 he was disqualified from the 2008 Olympics for doping, and his result was annulled after his 2008 sample was re-tested and failed.[2]

Personal bestsEdit


  • Long jump: 8.31 m A (wind: +1.6 m/s)  Cali, 6 July 2008
  • Triple jump: 15.55 m  La Habana, 14 February 2003


  • Long jump: 8.18 m  Madrid, 20 February 2010

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
2003 Pan American Junior Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st Long jump 7.70 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
4th Triple jump 15.49 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 2nd Long jump 7.67 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 4th Long jump 7.56 m w (wind: +3.3 m/s)
2006 NACAC U-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st Long jump 8.03 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st Long jump 8.17 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd Long jump 7.92 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m relay 39.46 s
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th Long jump 7.72 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st Long jump 8.31 m A (wind: +1.6 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th Long jump 8.19 m (wind: -0.4 m/s) DSQ
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 2nd Long jump 8.05 m w (wind: +4.2 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Championships La Habana, Cuba Long jump NM
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar Long jump NM
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Long jump 8.04 m (wind: -0.3 m/s)


  1. ^ XXIX JUEGOS OLIMPICOS BEIJING 2008 - Delegación Cubana (PDF) (in Spanish), Instituto Nacional de Deportes Educación Física y Recreación (INDER), p. 57, retrieved June 24, 2013
  2. ^ Nine athletes, including 6 medalists, caught for Beijing doping espn.com

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