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Mario Cota
Personal information
Full nameMario Cota Castro
Born (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 28)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
EducationUniversidad Autónoma de Nuevo León[1]
Height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight140 kg (309 lb)
Country Mexico
Event(s)Discus throw
Updated on 24 January 2015.

Mario "Bebe" Cota Castro (born 11 September 1990 in Mexicali[2]) is a Mexican track and field athlete specialising in the shot put and discus throw.[3][4][5] He won multiple medals on continental level.

Personal bests[edit]

He has personal bests of 19.30 metres in the shot put (Xalapa 2014) and 63.35 metres in the discus (Chula Vista 2016). The latter is the current national record.

Event Result Venue Date
Shot put 19.30 m Xalapa, Mexico 25 Nov 2014
Discus throw 63.35 m Chula Vista, California, United States 18 June 2016

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Mexico
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 26th (q) Shot put (6 kg) 17.68 m
26th (q) Discus (1.75 kg) 49.43 m
2009 Pan American Junior Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad 7th Shot put (6 kg) 18.10 m
5th Discus (1.75 kg) 55.28 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 8th Shot put 17.87 m
7th Discus throw 55.35 m
NACAC U23 Championships Miramar, United States 5th Shot put 17.61 m
2nd Discus throw 58.01 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 4th Shot put 18.36 m
3rd Discus throw 54.70 m
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 5th Shot put 16.52 m
2nd Discus throw 58.80 m
Universiade Shenzhen, China 10th Discus throw 57.39 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 6th Discus throw 59.30 m
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 4th Discus throw 58.89 m
NACAC U23 Championships Irapuato, Mexico 5th Discus throw 56.02 m
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 3rd Shot put 17.67 m
2nd Discus throw 58.58 m
2014 Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 7th Discus throw 56.80 m
Pan American Sports Festival Mexico City, Mexico 4th Discus 57.64m A
Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz, Mexico 1st Shot put 19.30 m
3rd Discus throw 58.21 m
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 8th Shot put 17.21 m
5th Discus throw 54.76 m
Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 11th Shot put 17.53 m
8th Discus throw 59.89 m
2017 Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 4th Discus throw 60.07 m
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 5th Shot put 19.34 m
4th Discus throw 60.79 m


  1. ^ 2017 Universiade bio
  2. ^ El Gigante de Mexicali, Mario Cota
  3. ^ Mario Cota at IAAF
  4. ^ Biography - COTA Mario, PASO, archived from the original on January 28, 2015, retrieved January 24, 2015
  5. ^ HISTORIAL ATLETICO - Mario Cota Castro, 11 sep 90, Baja California (PDF) (in Spanish), Federación Mexicana de Asociaciones de Atletismo, retrieved January 24, 2015

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