Miguelina Cobián

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Miguelina Cobián
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Born(1941-12-19)19 December 1941
Santiago de Cuba
Died1 December 2019(2019-12-01) (aged 77)

Miguelina Cobián Hechevarria (19 December 1941 – 1 December 2019) was a Cuban sprinter. She was a member of the 4 x 100 metres relay team that won a silver at the 1968 Summer Olympics, the first Olympic medal ever achieved by Cuban women.

After retiring from competition, she coached youth athletes in the Sports Initiation Schools and the Superior School of Athletic Improvement. In November 2005, she was inducted into the Central American and Caribbean Confederation Hall of Fame.[1]

Cobián died on 1 December 2019 at the age of 77.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Cuban runner Miguelina Cobián, Olympic silver medalist dies". Radio Havana. 2019-12-01.
  2. ^ Falleció Miguelina Cobián, la Gacela Oriental del atletismo cubano (in Spanish)

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