Misleidis GONZÁLEZ

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Cuba Cuba
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    19 JUN 1978
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    171798
Misleydis Gonzalez (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Shot Put 19.50 Beijing (CHN) 16 AUG 2008
Discus Throw 35.10 Tanger (MAR) 18 JUL 2010

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Shot Put 18.86 Valencia (ESP) 28 FEB 2010

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2012

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Shot Put 18.62 La Habana (CUB) 27 MAY 2012

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Shot Put 17.57 Sabadell (ESP) 26 FEB 2012

Outdoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2012 18.62 La Habana (CUB) 27 MAY 2012
2011 19.04 Barcelona (ESP) 22 JUL 2011
2010 19.22 Torino (ITA) 12 JUN 2010
2009 19.13 La Habana (CUB) 05 JUL 2009
2008 19.50 Beijing (CHN) 16 AUG 2008
2007 18.97 Bilbao (ESP) 23 JUN 2007
2006 19.10 Alcalá de Henáres (ESP) 24 JUN 2006
2005 18.92 Zagreb (CRO) 11 JUL 2005
2004 18.73 Salamanca (ESP) 13 JUL 2004
2003 18.11 La Habana (CUB) 31 MAY 2003
2002 17.79 Alcalá de Henáres (ESP) 29 JUN 2002
2001 17.54 La Habana (CUB) 28 MAY 2001
2000 17.55 La Habana (CUB) 30 JUN 2000
1999 16.19 La Habana (CUB) 18 JUN 1999
1997 15.87 Pinar del Rio (CUB) 06 JUL 1997

Outdoor

Discus Throw

Performance Place Date
2010 35.10 Tanger (MAR) 18 JUL 2010

Indoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2011/12 17.57 Sabadell (ESP) 26 FEB 2012
2009/10 18.86 Valencia (ESP) 28 FEB 2010
2008/09 18.37 Gent (BEL) 08 FEB 2009
2007/08 18.75 Valencia (ESP) 09 MAR 2008
2006/07 17.89 Valladolid (ESP) 24 FEB 2007
2003/04 18.56 Budapest (HUN) 05 MAR 2004

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Shot Put 19.50 Beijing (CHN) 16 AUG 2008
6. Shot Put 18.59 Athina (GRE) 18 AUG 2004

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Shot Put 18.74 Berlin (GER) 16 AUG 2009
8. Shot Put 18.01 Helsinki (FIN) 13 AUG 2005

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Shot Put 18.75 Valencia (ESP) 09 MAR 2008
6. Shot Put 18.77 Doha (QAT) 14 MAR 2010
6. Shot Put 18.41 Budapest (HUN) 05 MAR 2004

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Shot Put 18.62 Split (CRO) 05 SEP 2010

Honours - Pan American Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Shot Put 18.57 Guadalajara (MEX) 27 OCT 2011
1. Shot Put 18.83 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 27 JUL 2007
4. Shot Put 17.99 Santo Domingo (DOM) 07 AUG 2003

Honours - World Athletics Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Shot Put 18.55 Stuttgart (GER) 14 SEP 2008
4. Shot Put 18.45 Thessaloniki (GRE) 13 SEP 2009

Honours - CAC Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Shot Put 19.13 La Habana (CUB) 05 JUL 2009
1. Shot Put 18.09 St. George's (GRN) 06 JUL 2003

Honours - Ibero-American Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Shot Put 18.52 San Fernando (ESP) 05 JUN 2010
2. Shot Put 18.65 Huelva (ESP) 08 AUG 2004
3. Shot Put 18.03 Barquisimeto (VEN) 09 JUN 2012

Honours - World University Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Shot Put 18.26 Izmir (TUR) 16 AUG 2005

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Shot Put 18.51 La Habana (CUB) 24 MAR 2012
1. Shot Put 18.37 La Habana (CUB) 26 MAY 2007
Results in:

Shot Put

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
24 MAR 2012 La Habana Copa Cuba CUBCUB B F 1. 18.51
13 MAY 2012 Uberlandia GP Caixa/Sesi de Atletismo BRABRA E F 1. 18.40
16 MAY 2012 Sao Paulo GP Internacional CAIXA BRABRA C F 1. 18.53
27 MAY 2012 La Habana CUBCUB E F 1. 18.62
09 JUN 2012 Barquisimeto Ibero-American Ch. VENVEN B F 3. 18.03
07 JUL 2012 Madrid Meeting de Atletismo ESPESP B F 2. 18.35
06 AUG 2012 London Olympic Games GBRGBR OW Q2 11. 17.68

Shot Put Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
26 FEB 2012 Sabadell Spanish Ind. Ch. ESPESP D F 2. 17.57
10 MAR 2012 Istanbul IAAF World Indoor Championships TURTUR GW Q 10. 17.32


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Updated 2 March 2008

Misleydis GONZÁLEZ Herrera, Cuba (Shot Put)

Born: 19 June 1978, Bayamo; 1.79m/75kg

Manager: Javier Sotomayor/Jesús Molina Coach: Justo Navarro

Born in the eastern city of Bayamo, the slender Misleydis González took up athletics at an early age, soon showing her potential for the throws, particularly the shot put.

González excelled in the National Youth Championships and a 14.48m toss earned a spot in the national junior team in 1995. She ended her junior career with a 15.87 effort, but could not win a medal at the 1997 Pan American Junior Championships in Havana.

After joining the national senior team later that year, González improved gradually until she broke the 17m mark in 2000. A year later, she enjoyed her first international success, winning at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Guatemala.

In 2003, she joined the 18m club and successfully defended her CAC title in St. George’s, Grenada, but failed to reach the podium at the Pan American Games. The following year marked a major breakthrough as she improved her best by over half a metre. More importantly, though, she stayed consistent in major competitions.

As an example of that, González made it to the final in her World Indoor Championships debut, in Budapest, in 2004, in which she finished sixth. That summer, she placed second to her training partner, Yumileidi Cumbá, at the Ibero-American Championships in Huelva, Spain, before finishing seventh in her first Olympic experience, in Athens.

For the second time in one year, two Cuban women had reached the shot put final in a global competition. Cumbá, who had taken the silver medal in Budapest, claimed the gold in Athens.

González came close to 19 metres in 2005, but failed to qualify for final of the World Championships in Helsinki on a cold day. She made up for the disappointment with a bronze medal at the World University Games in Turkey.

In 2006, she finally broke the 19m barrier (19.10) and finished second to Cumbá once again with a silver medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

In 2007, she could not improve her personal best but achieved a major goal in her career with the Pan American Games crown in Rio de Janeiro, followed by her first World Championships final, in Osaka, in which she was 11th. In both cases, she prevailed over her friend and archrival Cumbá.

On the subject of the World Indoor Championships, after being absent in Moscow 2006, González hopes to make the final once again and assess how her training is doing towards the main objective of the season: the Olympic Games in Beijing.


Personal Bests

19.10 (2006); 18.56i (2004)


Yearly Progression

1994 - 12.41; 1995 - 14.48; 1996 - 15.80; 1997 - 15.87; 1998 - 15.76; 1999 - 16.19; 2000 - 17.55; 2001 - 17.54; 2002 - 17.79; 2003 - 18.11; 2004 - 18.73; 2005 - 18.92; 2006 - 19.10; 2007 - 18.97.
 

Career Highlights

2001  1st Central American and Caribbean Championships
2003 1st  Central American and Caribbean Championships
2003 4th Pan American Games
2004 6th World Indoor Championships
2004 2nd Ibero-American Championships
2004 7th Olympic Games
2005 10th World Championships
2005 3rd World University Games
2006 2nd Central American and Caribbean Games
2007 1st Pan American Games
2007 11th  World Championships


Prepared by Javier Clavelo for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008

 

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