Cuban athlete, specialist in 400 meters and 800 meters, born in the Eastern Province of Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)-on March 23, 1963 in Palma Soriano. Dedicated to athletics since the age of twelve, graduated in physical culture. With twenty-three years, in September 1986, it became the "Queen" of the II Ibero-American Athletics Championships, held in Havana. In these he got gold medals in the 400 and 800. Thereafter his career was unstoppable. He won thirty-nine consecutive races of 800 meters between 1987 and 1990, and 15 consecutive 400 meters in 1990.
Did not take part in the 1988 Seoul Olympics by the boycott of his country. However, in the various international meetings he beat all participants of the final of the 400 m. In its first participation in Olympic Games, on August 3, 1992 in Barcelona, was third in the 800 with 1 min 56 sec 80 cent. In addition, was part of the Cuban Quartet of the relay 4 x 400, which was removed in semifinales.Como because of a domestic accident on January 22, 1993 suffered serious second and third degree burns on 38 percent of his body. In the "Hermanos Ameijeiras" hospital of Havana and due to advanced gestation period where he was underwent a caesarean section operation; gave birth a child, who was born dead.
His return to competition was in November 1993 in the Central American Games and of the Caribbean (Ponce 93), which won the silver medal in 800, but the most important thing was the applause from the audience that forced him to give a triumphant return to the track. During the first months of 1994 it underwent several operations in arms, neck and armpits, to achieve the necessary elasticity in their extremities. Their goal was Atlanta 96. In 1995 was proclaimed the world's 800 meters champion and was a silver medal in the 800 meters of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.