DURAND ELIAS Omara

26 Nov 1991
29
Female
T12
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
 
Cuba
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
 
Cuba

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m - T12 1 Gold Medal
Women's 200m - T12 1 Gold Medal
Women's 400m - T12 1 Gold Medal

Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
WR Women's 200m - T12 Final 23.02 4 September, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)
PR Women's 200m - T12 Final 23.02 4 September, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocationResult
Paralympic Games
1100m - T122016Rio de Janeiro, BRA11.40
1200m - T122016Rio de Janeiro, BRA23.05
1400m - T122016Rio de Janeiro, BRA51.77
1100m - T132012London, GBR12.00
1400m - T132012London, GBR55.12
4Women's 200m T132008Beijing, CHN25.67
6100m - T132008Beijing, CHN12.59
8400m - T132008Beijing, CHNDNF
World Championships
1100m - T122019Dubai, UAE11.66
1200m - T122019Dubai, UAE23.57
1400m - T122019Dubai, UAE52.85
1100m - T122017London, GBR11.52
1200m - T122017London, GBR23.58
1400m - T122017London, GBR52.75
1100m - T122015Doha, QAT11.48
1200m - T122015Doha, QAT23.03
1400m - T122015Doha, QAT53.05
1Women's 200m T132011Christchurch, NZL24.24
1400m - T132011Christchurch, NZL54.87
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Queen of Speed (en.granma.cu, 10 Mar 2021)
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ESFA Girardo Cordova Cardin, Havana, CUB
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Husband Noleysis Bicet, daughter Erika
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Spanish
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Miriam Ferrer Fernandez, CUB, from 2005
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Her husband Noleysi Bicet has represented Cuba in athletics, competing in hammer throw at the Pan American Games in 2007 and 2011. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Oct 2019; cubacontemporanea.com, 08 Oct 2015)
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2007 for Cuba (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
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She sustained an injury to her left leg while competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (en.cubadebate.cu, 10 Sep 2020)

A ruptured muscle in her right thigh disrupted her training ahead of the 2008 Paralympic Games. She went on to sustain a further muscle strain during the 400m at the Games in Beijing. (cubacontemporanea.com, 08 Oct 2015)
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She took up athletics in 1998 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (WOWOW official YouTube channel, 21 Aug 2019; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Her talent was spotted by one of her physical education teachers. "I must thank my physical education teacher, who was the one who realised that I had ability and made me begin this sport." (WOWOW official YouTube channel, 21 Aug 2019; cubahora.cu, 14 Mar 2020)
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To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (en.cubadebate.cu, 10 Sep 2019)
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Winning three gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
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Cuban athlete Ana Fidelia Quirot, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (cubahora.cu, 14 Mar 2020; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Coach Miriam Ferrer Fernandez. (cubahora.cu, 14 Mar 2020)
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"If you don't dream in sport, you can't be an athlete. You have to dream big." (playoffmagazine.com, 25 Mar 2021)
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In 2019 she was named the Para Athlete of the Year in Cuba. (cubadebate.cu, 20 Dec 2019)

In 2012, 2015, 2017, and 2019 she was named Best Paralympic Sports Athlete in Cuba by the Cuban Sports Institute [INDER]. (cibercuba.com, 10 Dec 2019; anguardia.cu, 11 Dec 2017; pionero.cu, 17 Aug 2017; granma.cu, 07 Dec 2015; jit.cu, 08 Dec 2015)

She cast prints of her hands in concrete at a ceremony at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. The prints were to be placed at the VIDENA Athletics Stadium Walk of Fame in Lima. (paralympic.org, 23 Aug 2019)

In 2012, 2015, and 2017 she was named Best Paralympic Sports Athlete in Cuba by the Cuban sports journalists association. (vanguardia.cu, 11 Dec 2017; pionero.cu, 17 Aug 2017; granma.cu, 07 Dec 2015; jit.cu, 08 Dec 2015)

She was named Best Sportswoman of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (cibercuba.com, 07 Sep 2017)

She was presented with the 2016 Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Para Athlete Award by the United States Sports Academy. (paralympic.org, 21 Apr 2017)

She was flag bearer for Cuba at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She carried out the same role at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games in London and the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (deportes.terra.com.co, 02 Aug 2016; paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015, 29 Aug 2012)

General Interest

Classification
T12, F12 (IPC, 04 May 2021)

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Origin of Impairment
Congenital (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Impairment Details
Her vision impairment is the result of cataracts. (WOWOW official YouTube channel, 21 Aug 2019; trabajadores.cu, 17 Apr 2016)

Guide
Yuniol Kindelan, CUB, from 2015 (jit.cu, 20 Jan 2021)

General
RELATIONSHIP WITH COACH
She began working with coach Miriam Ferrer Fernandez in 2005. "I have always worked with Miriam. With her I have gone through everything. We have lived beautiful and special moments. She is like a mother to me. She deals with everything. It isn't only a matter of telling you how many laps you have to run or weights you have to lift. It's being on top of everything, even my daughter's school. I don't have any complaints from my family." (havanatimes.org, 24 Dec 2020; cubahora.cu, 14 Mar 2020)

MATERNITY BREAK
She took time away from competition following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London to give birth to her daughter. She returned to the sport in 2015. "I ran in London while pregnant. Of course, I didn't know that, and I didn't have any symptoms either. I think that my adrenaline and concentration on the competition only led me to perceive nothing. Of course for us athletes who are mothers the effort is a little greater. Having a baby and continuing to lead an athlete's life involves a lot of sacrifice. The greatest inspiration I have in my life is my daughter." (cubasi.cu, 09 May 2020; cubahora.cu, 14 Mar 2020; paralympic.org, 14 Mar 2019; trabajadores.cu, 17 Apr 2016)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
PR:
Paralympic Record
WR:
World Record
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