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Elisbet GÁMEZ
Sport Swimming
NOC Cuba   
GenderWomen
Born17 Jan 1997 in Baracoa, CUB
Height1.63 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Havana, CUB
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sport Studies - Manuel Fajardo University of Physical Culture and Sports Science: Havana, CUB
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight in a river in Baracoa, Cuba.
Why this sport?
She followed her sister into the sport.
Name of coach
Luisa Maria Mojarrieta [national], CUB
General Interest
Nicknames
La Sirenita del Miel [The Little Mermaid of the Miel River]. (solvision.cu, 01 Jun 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, and winning bronze in the 800m freestyle at the 2018 World Cup event in Singapore. (jit.cu, 16 Jun 2020; teamunify.com, 01 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Luisa Maria Mojarrieta. (jit.cu, 16 Jun 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The unstoppable train. The losers complain." (Facebook profile, 18 Aug 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She hopes to become a coach in the sport once her competitive career is over. (cubahora.cu, 20 Apr 2019; jit.cu, 16 Jun 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
23 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 2:00.56
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 2:01.08
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 4:18.19
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Freestyle 2:00.33
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:21.36
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 2:03.56
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 57.52
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 2:05.54
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 57.66
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:58.37
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:09.94
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 55.50
32 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 4:16.69 
30 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 2:01.08 
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 4:17.51
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 2:02.18
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 56.61
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 26.06
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Lima, PER 200m Freestyle 2:00.25
8 2019 Lima, PER 100m Freestyle 57.05
7 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:00.80
6 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:23.06
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 4:13.05
7 2019 Doha, QAT 800m Freestyle 8:51.85
49 2018   Overall Ranking  
8 2018 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:16.96
8 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:58.93
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 800m Freestyle 8:41.88
8 2018 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 4:15.47