Osvaldo Lara Cañizares (born July 13, 1955 in Havana) is a retired male track and field sprinter from Cuba, who represented his native country at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. He reached both 100/200 finals where he finished 5th in the 100. And 8th in the 200.

In 1984 he missed the Los Angeles Olympics due to the boycott, but he competed at the Friendship Games in Moscow, where he won the 100 metres.

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1977 Central American and Caribbean Championships Xalapa, Mexico 3rd 100 m 10.63 A
2nd 200 m 21.13 A
1978 Central American and Caribbean Games Medellín, Colombia 2nd 100 m 10.11
1979 Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 6th 100 m 10.47 s
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.14 s
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 8th 200 m 21.19
1982 Central American and Caribbean Games Havana, Cuba 2nd 100 m 10.26
2nd 200 m 20.94
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 4th 100 m 10.21 s
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.55 s
1984 Friendship Games Moscow, Soviet Union 1st 100 m 10.17 s
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.79 s
1985 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 100 m 10.30
1986 Ibero-American Championships Havana, Cuba 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.46
Representing
Americas
1977 IAAF World Cup Düsseldorf, West Germany 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.56