Ledis Frank Balceiro Pajon (born April 18, 1975 in Matanzas) is a Cuban sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. In 1995 Balceiro became the first-ever Cuban canoeist to win a major international title, taking the Pan-American Games C-1 1000 m gold medal in Mar del Plata, Argentina. At the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Balceiro duelled with Canadian Steve Giles, the reigning world C-1 1000 m champion. Giles won the C-1 1000 m final ahead of Balceiro with the positions reversed in the C-1 500 m event.

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  • Ledis Frank Balceiro Pajon est un céiste cubain né en 1975 à Matanzas pratiquant la course en ligne. * Portail du canoë-kayak Portail du canoë-kayak * Portail de Cuba Portail de Cuba (fr)
  • Ledis Balceiro Pajón (Matanzas, 18 de abril de 1975) es un deportista cubano que compitió en piragüismo en la modalidad de aguas tranquilas. Participó en dos Juegos Olímpicos de Verano en los años 2000 y 2004, obteniendo un total de dos medallas de plata: una en la edición de Sídney 2000 y una en la edición de Atenas 2004. Ganó cuatro medallas en el Campeonato Mundial de Piragüismo en los años 2002 y 2003. (es)
  • Ha vinto due medaglie d'argento in due diverse edizioni delle Olimpiadi: a Sydey 2000 nel C1 1000m e ad Atene 2004 nel C2 500m, in coppia con Ibrahim Rojas. (it)
  • Ledis Frank Balceiro Pajon (born April 18, 1975 in Matanzas) is a Cuban sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. In 1995 Balceiro became the first-ever Cuban canoeist to win a major international title, taking the Pan-American Games C-1 1000 m gold medal in Mar del Plata, Argentina. At the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Balceiro duelled with Canadian Steve Giles, the reigning world C-1 1000 m champion. Giles won the C-1 1000 m final ahead of Balceiro with the positions reversed in the C-1 500 m event. By now the Cubans were challenging the top European canoeists as well and at the Sydney Olympics, Balceiro achieved another first as he won the country's first-ever canoe/kayak Olympic medal - the C-1 1000 m silver behind Germany's Andreas Dittmer. In the C-1 500 m event, he finished sixth. On the retirement of Leobaldo Pereira at the end of the 2001 season, Balceiro was selected as the new partner for Ibrahim Rojas in Cuba's two-man (C-2) canoe. The two men had occasionally raced together as teenagers and struck up an immediate understanding on and off the water. In 2002 they became double world champions (C-2 200 m and C-2 500 m) in Seville, Spain. They also took the silver medal in the C-2 1000 m final. The pair were voted Cuban Athletes of the Year in recognition of their achievement. In 2003 they won both C-2 finals at the Pan American Games (500 m and 1000 m) and went to the World Championships at Gainesville, USA, as favourites. Unlike their main European rivals they again entered all three C-2 events. They finished fourth in the C-2 500 m, but were awarded bronze after the Russian team was stripped of their silver medals following Sergey Ulegin's doping disqualification. The Cuban pair had had very little recovery time since the Pan-American Games however and, this time, their grueling race schedule took its toll on Rojas and they finished outside the medals. Both men were due to retire after the Athens Olympics and were hopeful of bowing out with a medal. Eighth place in the C-2 1000 m final was a disappointment, but the next day they won the C-2 500m silver medal. Balceiro later decided to continue and switched back to the C-1 event for the 2005 season. He holds the C-1 200 m world record of 38.383 seconds (Seville 2002) (en)
  • Ledis Balceiro (Matanzas, Matanzas, 18 de abril de 1975) é um canoísta de velocidade cubano na modalidade de canoagem. (pt)
  • Ле́дис Франк Бальсе́йро Пахо́н (исп. Ledys Frank Balceiro Pajón; 18 апреля 1975, Матансас) — кубинский гребец-каноист, выступал за сборную Кубы во второй половине 1990-х — первой половине 2000-х годов. Серебряный призёр летних Олимпийских игр в Сиднее и Афинах, двукратный чемпион мира, четырежды чемпион Панамериканских игр, многократный победитель и призёр первенств национального значения. (ru)
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  • Ledis Frank Balceiro Pajon est un céiste cubain né en 1975 à Matanzas pratiquant la course en ligne. * Portail du canoë-kayak Portail du canoë-kayak * Portail de Cuba Portail de Cuba (fr)
  • Ledis Balceiro Pajón (Matanzas, 18 de abril de 1975) es un deportista cubano que compitió en piragüismo en la modalidad de aguas tranquilas. Participó en dos Juegos Olímpicos de Verano en los años 2000 y 2004, obteniendo un total de dos medallas de plata: una en la edición de Sídney 2000 y una en la edición de Atenas 2004. Ganó cuatro medallas en el Campeonato Mundial de Piragüismo en los años 2002 y 2003. (es)
  • Ha vinto due medaglie d'argento in due diverse edizioni delle Olimpiadi: a Sydey 2000 nel C1 1000m e ad Atene 2004 nel C2 500m, in coppia con Ibrahim Rojas. (it)
  • Ledis Balceiro (Matanzas, Matanzas, 18 de abril de 1975) é um canoísta de velocidade cubano na modalidade de canoagem. (pt)
  • Ле́дис Франк Бальсе́йро Пахо́н (исп. Ledys Frank Balceiro Pajón; 18 апреля 1975, Матансас) — кубинский гребец-каноист, выступал за сборную Кубы во второй половине 1990-х — первой половине 2000-х годов. Серебряный призёр летних Олимпийских игр в Сиднее и Афинах, двукратный чемпион мира, четырежды чемпион Панамериканских игр, многократный победитель и призёр первенств национального значения. (ru)
  • Ledis Frank Balceiro Pajon (born April 18, 1975 in Matanzas) is a Cuban sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. In 1995 Balceiro became the first-ever Cuban canoeist to win a major international title, taking the Pan-American Games C-1 1000 m gold medal in Mar del Plata, Argentina. At the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Balceiro duelled with Canadian Steve Giles, the reigning world C-1 1000 m champion. Giles won the C-1 1000 m final ahead of Balceiro with the positions reversed in the C-1 500 m event. (en)
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  • Бальсейро, Ледис (ru)
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