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Roberto Janet
Cuban hammer thrower

Roberto Janet

Roberto Janet
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Quick Facts

Intro Cuban hammer thrower
Is Athlete Hammer thrower
From Cuba
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 29 August 1986, Santiago de Cuba
Age 36 years
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Roberto Janet Durruty (born 29 August 1986) is a Cuban track and field athlete who competes in the hammer throw. He has a personal best of 77.08 metres, set in 2012. He is a two-time champion at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics and the Ibero-American Championships in Athletics. He represented Cuba at the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2013 and 2015 Athletics World Championships.

Life & Career

Born in Santiago de Cuba Province, Janet began competing internationally in 2005 and was runner-up to Boldizsar Kocsor at the 2005 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. He also came sixth at the 2005 ALBA Games. He set a best of 68.43 metres the following year and placed third at the 2006 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics. His 2007 season was highlighted by a throw of 70.89 m (his first over seventy metres) at the Aurelio Janet Memorial. He continued this form into 2008 and improved to 71.92 metres.

Janet reached the top of the national scene in 2009 and won the Barrientos Memorial with a throw of 73.17 m. A personal best of 74.95 m preceded his first major win at the 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics, where he beat Cuban rival Noleysi Bicet. He won again at the Barriento Memorial in 2010 and a clearance of 75.98 m, continuing his upward trajectory. His second international title came at the 2010 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics as he broke Juan Ignacio Cerra's six-year dominance of the competition. He was chosen to represent the Americas at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup and finished in fifth place overall.

Janet's progress stalled in 2011, as his seasonal best of 76.40 m was slightly short of his lifetime best. However, he performed well in international competition, defending his title at the 2011 CAC Championships and placed fifth at the Pan American Games. He won the 2012 Cuban Championships with a then personal best throw of 77.08 m. He won his second gold medal at the 2012 Ibero-American Championships and also won at the IAAF Centenary meet in Havana. He was selected for the Cuban team for the 2012 London Olympics but did not reach the final.

In 2013 he qualified for his first World Championships but did not reach the final.

2015 was better for him, he set a new personal best and reached the final of the 2015 World Championships.

Personal best

  • Hammer throw: 78.02 mCuba La Habana, 28 May 2015


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 6th Hammer throw 61.30 m
Pan American Junior Championships Windsor, Canada 2nd Hammer throw (6 kg) 66.76 m
2006 NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd Hammer throw 66.28 m
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 2nd Hammer throw 70.66 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships La Habana, Cuba 1st Hammer throw 73.80 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Hammer throw 73.82 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 5th Hammer throw 74.87 m
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st Hammer throw 71.65 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 5th Hammer throw 69.46 m A
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Hammer throw 72.74 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 19th (q) Hammer throw 73.34 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 23rd (q) Hammer throw 71.73 m
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México 1st Hammer throw 73.94m A
Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 6th Hammer throw 71.98 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 1st Hammer throw 74.11 m A
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 2nd Hammer throw 74.78 m
NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 1st Hammer throw 72.72 m
World Championships Beijing, China 12th Hammer throw 72.50 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (q) Hammer throw 73.23 m

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