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Aliuska López

Aliuska López
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Born (1969-08-29) August 29, 1969

Aliuska López (Spanish pronunciation: ; 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.

Personal bests

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1986 CAC Junior Championships (U-20) Mexico City, Mexico 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
CAC 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 (wind: -1.1m/s)
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 100 m hurdles 12.87   (0.4 m/s)
4x100 m relay DNF
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
CAC 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  Spain
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.


  • Aliuska López profile at IAAF

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