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.
|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|
|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|
|1977||IAAF World Cup||Düsseldorf, West Germany||3rd||4 × 100 m relay||38.56|