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Norberto Téllez

Updated: 2017-07-19T08:13Z
Norberto Téllez
Personal information
BornJanuary 22, 1972 (1972-01-22) (age 45)
Rodas, Cienfuegos, Cuba

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


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 achievements

Representing  Cuba
1990Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20)Havana, Cuba2nd400 m47.22
1st800 m1:50.08
2nd4 × 400 m relay3:09.48
World Junior ChampionshipsPlovdiv, Bulgaria3rd800m1:47.33
12th (h)4 × 400 m relay3:10.49
1992Ibero-American ChampionshipsSeville, Spain1st4 × 400 m relay3:01.58
Olympic GamesBarcelona, Spain2nd4 × 400 m relay2:59.51
1993Central American and Caribbean GamesPonce, Puerto Rico1st400 m45.80
1st4 × 400 m relay3:05.62
World ChampionshipsStuttgart, Germany14th (sf)400 m46.17
6th4 × 400 m relay3:00.46
1994Goodwill GamesSt. Petersburg, Russia7th400 m46.01
2nd4 × 400 m relay3:01.87
1995Pan American GamesMar del Plata, Argentina1st400 m45.38
1st4 × 400 m relay3:01.53
World ChampionshipsGothenburg, Sweden15th (sf)400 m46.68
6th4 × 400 m relay3:07.65
1996Ibero-American ChampionshipsMedellín, Colombia1st800 m1:45.83 CR
1st4 × 400 m relay3:03.98
Olympic GamesAtlanta, United States4th800 m1:42.85 NR
1997World ChampionshipsAthens, Greece2nd800 m1:44.00 SB
UniversiadeCatania, Italy1st800 m1:47.63
1998Goodwill GamesUniondale, United States2nd800 m1:45.92
Central American and Caribbean GamesMaracaibo, Venezuela1st800 m1:49.71
1st4 × 400 m relay3:03.18
1999UniversiadePalma, Spain1st800 m1:46.11
Pan American GamesWinnipeg, Canada2nd800 m1:45.40
4th4 × 400 m relay3:01.79
World ChampionshipsSeville, Spain4th800 m1:45.03

Personal bests

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

External links


  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 

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