Height 1.75 m
Weight 70 kg
|Name Denia Caballero|
Events Discus throw
Role Track and field athlete
|Born January 13, 1990 (age 25) (1990-01-13) Caibarien, Villa Clara, Cuba|
DENIA CABALLERO 69.28m DISCUS Breakdown
Denia Caballero Ponce (born 13 January 1990) is a Cuban track and field athlete who competes in the discus throw. She has a personal best of 70.65 metres for the event. She was the Central American and Caribbean champion in 2011 and the 2011 Pan American Games bronze medallist.
- DENIA CABALLERO 6928m DISCUS Breakdown
- Denia caballero 69 28m cuba oro world championships 2015
Denia caballero 69 28m cuba oro world championships 2015
Born in Caibarién, Villa Clara Province, she took part in track and field as a teenager and at the age of eighteen she cleared fifty metres in the javelin for the first time, setting a personal best mark of 52.10 m, and became the Cuban junior champion. In 2009, she had a succession of personal bests including 56.91 m for fourth at the 2009 ALBA Games and 57.21 m at a meeting in Havana.
Caballero came third at both the Barrientos Memorial and Olimpiada del Deporte Cubano in Havana in 2010 (improving her best mark to 59.30 then 59.92 m). Havana was again the venue for her first throw over sixty metres in 2011, as she had a mark of 60.50 m then won the Barrientos meet a week later with a best of 62.94 m. This earned her a spot at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and she reached the final round, finishing ninth with a mark of 60.73 m. She had much success regionally that year, winning the gold medal at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics, as well as a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games (an event won by fellow Cuban Yarelys Barrios).
A throw of 65.60 m in March 2012 lifted her to fourth in the world rankings and she was later chosen to perform in the discus alongside Barrios in 2012 Cuban Olympic squad.
She won the bronze medal at the women's discus throw event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.