SPECIALITY 400 m hurdles

Date of birth: 28/01/1987

Place of birth: L'Avana (Cuba)

Height x weight: 1,68 x 51

First Club: Salerno Running Club

Club: Aeronautica

First Coach: Magdoni Marten

Coach: Daniel Buttari

Other sports: Volleyball

Hobby: Music, dancing

Relationship Status: Married

Olympic Games Participation:

1 (Rio 2016)


Cuban by birth, Italian for love. Born in Havana in 1987, she is the eldest of four children living with their parents in Guanabacoa (Cuba). From 2010, two months after her marriage to her trainer Massimo Matrone, she moved to Salerno. In 2013, she obtained eligibility to run for Italy and in the same year she broke the 400m hurdles Italian record.In 2017, she dropped below 55 seconds again with her second career result (54.87 at the London meeting). After training for ten years with Massimo Matrone, from January 2021, she will train in Formia with Daniel Buttari. She also achieved a 24.8 in the 200 hurdles in 2013, an all-time world best. Like all authentic Cubans, she loves music and dancing (but she’s also keen on literature), and just like a real Italian, she loves ‘pasta bolognese’. 



Olympic Games

12a Rio (BRA) 2016 400 m ostacoli

World Championships

35a Pechino (CHN) 2015  400 m ostacoli
13a Londra (GBR) 2017  400 m ostacoli
15a Doha (QAT) 2019  400 m ostacoli

European Championships

5a Zurigo (SUI) 2014  400 m ostacoli
5a Berlino (GER) 2018  400 m ostacoli