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Yoelbi Quesada


Yoelbi Quesada

Yoelbi Quesada
Personal information
Full name Yoelbi Luis Quesada Fernández
Born (1973-08-04) August 4, 1973
Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Updated on 30 May 2013.

Yoelbi Luis Quesada Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: ; born August 4, 1973 in Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus) is a Cuban athlete competing mostly in triple jump.


  • Career 1
  • Personal best 2
  • Competition record 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


He has an Olympic bronze medal, and became world champion in 1997 with a personal best jump of 17.85m.

Personal best

  • Triple jump: 17.85 m (wind: +0.9 m/s) Athens, 8 August 1997

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) La Habana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 16.68 m (wind: +1.2 m/s)
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2nd Triple jump 16.62 m (wind: +1.2 m/s)
1991 Pan American Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 17.06 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th Triple jump 16.94 m (wind: -0.4 m/s)
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 1st Triple jump 17.04 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st Triple jump 16.93 m w (wind: +2.2m/s)
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th Triple jump 17.18 m (wind: +1.9 m/s)
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 5th Triple jump 17.06 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st Triple jump 17.06 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 12th Triple jump 16.77 m (wind: -0.1 m/s)
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Triple jump 17.62 m
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st Triple jump 17.67 m (wind: +1.4 m/s)
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Triple jump 17.59 m w (wind: +2.6 m/s)
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd Triple jump 17.44 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st Triple jump 17.85 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
Universiade Catania, Italy 1st Triple jump 17.35 m (wind: -0.3 m/s)
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st Triple jump 17.18 m (wind: +0.7 m/s)
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th Triple jump 16.92 m
Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st Triple jump 17.40 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st Triple jump 17.19 m (wind: +0.6 m/s)
World Championships Seville, Spain 10th Triple jump 16.88 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 4th Triple jump 17.37 m SB (wind: +0.3 m/s)
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd Triple jump 17.27 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd Triple jump 16.78 m (wind: -0.4 m/s)
World Championships Saint-Denis, France 9th Triple jump 16.84 m (wind: -0.1 m/s)
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd[1] Triple jump 17.13 m (wind: +0.5 m/s)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th Triple jump 16.96 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 2nd Triple jump 16.87 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)


  1. ^ Out of competition performance ineligible for medals.

External links

  • Yoelbi Quesada profile at IAAF
  • Sports reference biography
  • Picture: Yoelbi Quesada, world champion in triple jump in 1997
  • Calixto, Néstor (20 Apr 2009), Cuba, tierra de triplistas (in Spanish),  
Preceded by
Sergey Bykov
World Junior Championship record holderMen's triple jump
19 September 1992 – 27 July 2014
Succeeded by
Lázaro Martínez
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sergey Bykov
World Junior ChampionMen's triple jump
19 September 1992 – July 1994
Succeeded by
Onochie Achike

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