Javier Sotomayor

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Birthday
13, 1967
Birthplace
Limonar, Cuba
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1967 (age 50)
Birthplace
Limonar, Cuba

About

Cuban track and field athlete who specialized in the high jump and won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

Before Fame

He was first sent off to train as a basketball player because of his height.

Trivia

He became the first person to jump higher than eight feet.

Family Life

He married fellow Cuban high jumper Maria del Carmen Garcia.

Associated With

He and Jose Canseco are two world-famous athletes from Cuba.