Ana Fidelia Quirot

Ana Fidelia Quirot Moré ( born March 23, 1963 in Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba Province) is a former Cuban middle distance runner. She was twice world champion in the 800 -meter run.

She won gold in 1987 over 400 and 800 meters at the Pan American Games. In the same year she was in Rome at the World Championships fourth in the 800 meters. In 1989 she won the World Cup in Barcelona. She presented with 1:54,44 minutes their personal best, by then the third fastest ever time run. At the end of the season, she was honored as the world track and field athlete of the year.

In Tokyo, she won silver at the 1991 world championships. At the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, she won the bronze medal in the 800 -meter run behind the Dutch Ellen van Langen and starting for the combined team of the CIS Russian Liliya Nurutdinowa.

She was the victim of a tragic accident in 1993. Quirot, six months pregnant, suffered serious burn injuries when in the kitchen in her apartment in Havana a kerosene stove exploded, and lost her unborn child. Her career seemed to be over, but after numerous surgeries, she began to train again and won the 800m at the World Athletics Championships in Gothenburg in 1995.

At the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, she won, actually acted as the favorite for gold, the silver medal behind Svetlana Masterkowa (RUS ) and Maria de Lurdes Mutola before (MOZ ). At the World Cup in 1997 in Athens, she won gold again about 800 m.

On 2 March 2001, she was, together with the six-time world boxing champion and triple Olympic champion Félix Savón and the triple Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion in volleyball Mireya Luis, in Ciudad Deportiva, the key performance sports complex of the capital, by President Fidel Castro from active sporting career adopted.