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Aliuska López : biography

August 29, 1969 -

Aliuska López (Aliuska Yanira López Pedroso; born August 29, 1969 in Havana) is a Spanish athlete of Cuban origin. She competes mostly in hurdling. The world junior champion from 1988, she is still the world junior record holder at 100 metres hurdles. She was a very successful athlete while competing for her birthcountry Cuba, later switching nationality to Spain.

López is the cousin of long jumper Iván Pedroso.

External reference

Category:1969 births Category:Living people Category:Spanish hurdlers Category:Spanish sprinters Category:Spanish people of Cuban descent Category:Olympic athletes of Spain Category:Cuban hurdlers Category:Cuban sprinters Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 1987 Pan American Games Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 1991 Pan American Games Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 1995 Pan American Games Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 1999 Pan American Games Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 1992 Summer Olympics Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 1996 Summer Olympics Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 2000 Summer Olympics Category:Athletes (track and field) at the 2004 Summer Olympics Category:Olympic athletes of Cuba

Personal bests

  • 100 metres hurdles - 12.67 (1996)
  • 100 metres - 11.53 (1987)
  • 200 metres - 24.22 (1987)

Major achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing
1986 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Mexico City, México 3rd 200 m 24.65 A
1st 100 m hurdles 13.56 A
Pan American Junior Championships Winter Park, United States 2nd 100 m hurdles 13.53
World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 100 m hurdles 13.14   (-0.7 m/s)
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 7th 60 m hurdles 8.25
Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.84
Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.91
World Championships Rome, Italy 15th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.31   (-0.9 m/s)
7th 4x100 m relay 43.66
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st 100 m hurdles 13.23   (-2.6 m/s)
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th (h) 60 m hurdles 8,08
Central American and Caribbean Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 2nd 100 m hurdles 13.33
1990 Central American and Caribbean Games Mexico City, Mexico 1st 100 m hurdles 12.94
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 60 m hurdles 8.03
Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 1st 100 m hurdles 12.99
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th 100 m hurdles 13.06   (-1.7 m/s)
6th 4x100 m relay 43.75
1992 Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st 100 m hurdles 13.13
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 100 m hurdles 12.87   (0.4 m/s)
DNF 4x100 m relay
World Cup Havana, Cuba 1st 100 m hurdles 13.06
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 5th 60 m hurdles 8.11
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st 100 m hurdles 13.46
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4th 100 m hurdles 12.73   (0.2 m/s)
6th 4x100 m relay 42.89
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 2nd 100 m hurdles 12.88 (w)
World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st 100 m hurdles 12.91
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st 60 m hurdles 7.92
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st 100 m hurdles 12.68 (w)
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.89   (-0.3 m/s)
4x100 m relay DQ
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 7th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.70   (1.0 m/s)
12th (h) 4x100 m relay 44.32
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 18th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.31
Central American and Caribbean Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 1st 100 m hurdles 13.19
World Championships Athens, Greece 24th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.19   (-1.6 m/s)
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 100 m hurdles 12.76   (1.2 m/s)
World Championships Seville, Spain 9th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.83   (1.0 m/s)
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th 100 m hurdles 12.83   (0.0 m/s)
Representing
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th (h) 60 m hurdles 8.01
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st 100 m hurdles 13.25   (-2.1 m/s)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 24th (h) 100 m hurdles 13.21   (-1.2 m/s)
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 13th (sf) 60 m hurdles 8.15
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 5th 100 m hurdles 13.51
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 33rd (h) 100 m hurdles 13.73

Note: At the World Cup in both 1992 and 1994, Lopez was representing the Americas Continent.

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