Beijing Relflections: Cleopatra Borel

Cleopatra Borel (born 10 March 1979) is a shot putter from Plaisance, Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago.

1998
1999
2000 15,30m (50' 2½")
2001 16,44m (53′ 11″)
2002 16,90m (55′ 5″)
2003 17,79m (58′ 4″)
2004 18,90m (62′ 0″) NR
2005 18,44m (60′ 6″)
2006 18,81m (61′ 9″)
2007 18,91m (62′ 0″) NR
2008 18,87m (61′ 11″)
2009 18,52m (60′ 9″)
2010 19,30m (63′ 4″) NR
2011 19,42m (63′ 9″) NR
2012 18,82m (61′ 9″)
2013 17,84m (58′ 6″)
2014 19,13m (62′ 9″)
2015 19,26m (63′ 2″)

What are your thoughts about your time in Beijing?
Beijing was a massive learning experience for me; but I am a little over learning experiences, but this is part of my journey. Things went well for the qualifying round and I was happy with my 2nd round 18,55m (60' 10½") performance, however, while warming up for the shot put finals I hyperextended my fingers. My performance in the finals (17,43m/ 57' 2¼") was not what I expected, and I decided to end my season because I do not want to exacerbate the injury. I am resting for the next four weeks and then start preparing for the indoor Worlds and the Olympic Games.

































































































name Nationality mark notes
[Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/47/Gold_medal_icon.svg/16px-Gold_medal_icon.svg.png] Christina Schwanitz [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.pngGermany 20.37
[Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/Silver_medal_icon.svg/16px-Silver_medal_icon.svg.png] Gong Lijiao [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.pngChina 20.30
[Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/89/Bronze_medal_icon.svg/16px-Bronze_medal_icon.svg.png] Michelle Carter [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.pngUnited States 19.76
4 Anita Márton [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/Flag_of_Hungary.svg/23px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.pngHungary 19.48 NR
5 Gao Yang [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.pngChina 19.04 PB
6 Aliona Dubitskaya [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Flag_of_Belarus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.pngBelarus 18.52
7 Yuliya Leantsiuk [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Flag_of_Belarus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.pngBelarus 18.25
8 Natallia Mikhnevich [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Flag_of_Belarus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.pngBelarus 18.24
9 Natalia Ducó [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Flag_of_Chile.svg/23px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.pngChile 17.98
10 Jeneva Stevens [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.pngUnited States 17.84
11 Paulina Guba [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/Flag_of_Poland.svg/23px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.pngPoland 17.52
12 Cleopatra Borel [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago.svg/23px-Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago.svg.pngTrinidad and Tobago 17.43





















































































































































































name Nationality mark notes
1 Christina Schwanitz [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/ba/Flag_of_Germany.svg/23px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.pngGermany 19.39 Q
2 Michelle Carter [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.pngUnited States 19.22 Q
3 Gong Lijiao [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.pngChina 19.11 Q
4 Anita Márton [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/Flag_of_Hungary.svg/23px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.pngHungary 18.85 Q
5 Natallia Mikhnevich [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Flag_of_Belarus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.pngBelarus 18.57 Q
6 Cleopatra Borel [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago.svg/23px-Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago.svg.pngTrinidad and Tobago 18.55 Q
7 Aliona Dubitskaya [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Flag_of_Belarus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.pngBelarus 18.51 Q
8 Natalia Ducó [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Flag_of_Chile.svg/23px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.pngChile 18.29 q
9 Gao Yang [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.pngChina 18.21 q
10 Jeneva Stevens [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.pngUnited States 18.05 q
11 Yuliya Leantsiuk [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Flag_of_Belarus.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belarus.svg.pngBelarus 17.96 q
12 Paulina Guba [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/12/Flag_of_Poland.svg/23px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.pngPoland 17.73 q
13 Tia Brooks [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.pngUnited States 17.71
14 Chiara Rosa [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/03/Flag_of_Italy.svg/23px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.pngItaly 17.54
15 Geisa Arcanjo [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/05/Flag_of_Brazil.svg/22px-Flag_of_Brazil.svg.pngBrazil 17.42
16 Guo Tianqian [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.pngChina 17.10
17 Yaniuvis López [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/Flag_of_Cuba.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cuba.svg.pngCuba 17.10
18 Leila Rajabi [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/Flag_of_Iran.svg/23px-Flag_of_Iran.svg.pngIran 17.04
19 Halyna Obleshchuk [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Flag_of_Ukraine.svg/23px-Flag_of_Ukraine.svg.pngUkraine 16.97
20 Auriol Dongmo Mekemnang [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4f/Flag_of_Cameroon.svg/23px-Flag_of_Cameroon.svg.pngCameroon 16.85 NR
21 Ahymara Espinoza [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/06/Flag_of_Venezuela.svg/23px-Flag_of_Venezuela.svg.pngVenezuela 16.76
22 Danniel Thomas [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Flag_of_Jamaica.svg/23px-Flag_of_Jamaica.svg.pngJamaica 16.62
23 Úrsula Ruiz [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Spain.svg/23px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.pngSpain 16.36
24 Keely Medeiros [Blocked Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/05/Flag_of_Brazil.svg/22px-Flag_of_Brazil.svg.pngBrazil 15.17