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Anier García
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Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney 110 m hurdles
Bronze 2004 Athens 110 m hurdles
World Championships
Silver 1999 Seville 110 m hurdles
Silver 2001 Edmonton 110 m hurdles
World Indoor Championships
Gold 1997 Paris 60 m hurdles
Silver 2001 Lisbon 60 m hurdles
Silver 2003 Birmingham 60 m hurdles

Anier Octavio García Ortiz (born March 9, 1976) is a Cuban track and field athlete, winner of the 110 metres hurdles at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Born in Santiago de Cuba, Anier García established his credentials early, by winning the 1995 Pan American Junior Championships. In the next year, at the 1996 Summer Olympics, García was eliminated in the quarter-finals.

In 1997, García broke to the international scene by winning 60 m hurdles at the 1997 World Indoor Championships at Paris. At the World Championships in Athens, he competed with a leg injury, and although he finished second in his quarter-final, he withdrew from the semi-finals. In 1999, García won the Pan-American Games, but was beaten second by Colin Jackson at the World Championships.

The high peak of García's career was at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The Olympic final was expected to be a tight competition amongst the top five hurdlers, but García won the gold medal easily, beating Terrence Trammell by 0.16 seconds. García repeated his silver medal at the 2001 World Championships and also won silver at the 2001 World Indoor Championships and 2003 World Indoor Championships. García did not compete at the 2003 World Championships due to a thigh injury, but at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal.

Personal bests

Date Event Venue Time
September 25, 2000 110 m hurdles Sydney, Australia 13.00


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 5th 110m hurdles 14.05 w (wind: +2.1 m/s)
4 × 100 m relay DQ
1995 Pan American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 1st 110 m hurdles 13.84
CAC Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.71 A
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 1st 110 m hurdles 13.39
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 18th (q-finals) 110 m hurdles 13.58
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 60 m hurdles 7.48
World Championships Athens, Greece 14th (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.46
1998 CAC Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st 110 m hurdles 13.27
IAAF World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.14
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 6th 60 m hurdles 7.59
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st 110 m hurdles 13.17
World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.07
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 1st 110 m hurdles 13.00
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.54
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.07
IAAF Grand Prix Final Melbourne, Australia 1st 110 m hurdles 13.22
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.20
2002 IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 1st 110 m hurdles 13.10
2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham, Alabama, United States 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.49
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.20
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd (semis) 110 m hurdles 13.99

See also

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