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Yoel Hernández (born 12 December 1977 in Manacas, Villa Clara) is a Cuban track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles.

Yoel Hernández
Personal information
Full nameYoel Hernández Reyes
Born (1977-12-12) December 12, 1977 (age 41)
Manacas, Villa Clara
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Country Cuba
Updated on 28 May 2013.

His personal best time is 13.24 seconds, achieved when he won the silver medal at the 1999 Pan American Games. The result places him fifth among Cuban 110 m hurdlers, behind Anier García, Dayron Robles, Emilio Valle and Alejandro Casañas.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 12th (sf) 110m hurdles 14.32 w (wind: +2.1 m/s)
4×100m relay DQ
1996 CAC Junior Championships (U-20) San Salvador, El Salvador 1st 110 m hurdles 14.16 s   (1.8 m/s)
World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 110 m hurdles 13.83 s (wind: +1.8 m/s)
1997 Central American and Caribbean Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.74 s w
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.24 s   (1.1 m/s) PB
World Championships Seville, Spain 6th 110 m hurdles 13.30 s   (1.0 m/s)
4th 4x100 m relay 38.63 s
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.41 s   (0.1 m/s)
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 5th 60 m hurdles 7.58 s
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 110 m hurdles 13.30 s   (−0.3 m/s)
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 22nd (h) 60 m hurdles 7.86 s
World Championships Paris, France 7th 110 m hurdles 13.57 s   (0.3 m/s)
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th 60 m hurdles 7.78 s
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st 110 m hurdles 13.49 s
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 6th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.37 s   (−0.1 m/s)
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st 110 m hurdles 13.32 s w
4th 4x100 m relay 39.40 s
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.54 s   (−0.5 m/s)
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 60 m hurdles 7.62 s
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.51 s
4th 4x100 m relay 39.63 s
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st 110 m hurdles 13.70 s (wind: +0.6 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 39.23 s
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.50 s   (0.4 m/s)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.37 s   (−0.3 m/s)
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th 60 m hurdles 7.91 s


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