Alexis Copello

Alexis Copello (born August 12, 1985) is a Cuban triple jumper who since 2017 competes internationally for Azerbaijan. He has a (legal) personal best jump of 17.68 metres (58.0 ft). He is a World Championship medalist, having won the bronze at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He is 1.85 metres (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs 80 kilograms (176 lbs).

Alexis Copello
Alexis Copello Daegu 2011.jpg
Copello at the 2011 World Championships Athletics in Daegu.
Personal information
Full nameAlexis Copello Sánchez [1]
NationalityCuban Azerbaijan - 24.04.2017 - ...
Born (1985-08-12) August 12, 1985 (age 34)
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba
Height1.85 m (6.1 ft) (2007)
Weight80 kg (176 lb) (2007)
Country Cuba
SportTriple jumper
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)17.68 metres (58.0 ft)
Updated on 21 June 2013.

His international career began with success at regional level: he won a silver medal in the triple jump at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games and a bronze medal at the 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships. Copello represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] Despite being a front runner, he only reached eighth place in Group A (thirteenth place overall) with a jump of 17.09 metres (56.1 ft).[3]

He won the gold at the 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships and set a championship record of 17.33 m.[4] Copello won a bronze medal in the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin with a jump of 17.36 metres (57.0 ft) on 18 August 2009, displacing Leevan Sands and only bested by Phillips Idowu and Nelson Évora.[5]

On 30 March 2017, he officially switched his allegiance to Azerbaijan.[6]

Personal bestsEdit

Copello's best indoor jump is 17.24 metres (56.6 ft) in Lievin on 5 March 2010, and his best legal outdoor jump is 17.68 metres (58.0 ft) in Avila on 17 July 2011.[7] For comparison, the world record is 18.29 metres (60.0 ft).

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
2005 ALBA Games Havana, Cuba 2nd Triple jump 16.57 m (wind: +0.3 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 4th Triple Jump 17.09 m w (wind: +2.6 m/s)
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Triple Jump 16.85 m (wind: +0.7 m/s)
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd Triple Jump 16.91 m (wind: -2.1 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, China 13th (q) Triple Jump 17.09 m (wind: +0.6 m/s)
2009 ALBA Games Havana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 17.69 m (wind: +3.9 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Triple Jump 17.33 m (wind: -0.1 m/s)
World Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd Triple Jump 17.36 m (wind: -0.1 m/s)
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Triple Jump 17.28 m (wind: +1.1 m/s)
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 4th Triple Jump 17.47 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st Triple Jump 17.21 m (wind: -1.3 m/s)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 7th Triple Jump 16.92 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th Triple Jump 16.92 m (wind: +0.5 m/s)
Representing   Azerbaijan
2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Baku, Azerbaijan 2nd Triple jump 16.90 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 5th Triple jump 17.16 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 4th Triple jump 17.17 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd Triple jump 16.93 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 7th Triple jump 17.10 m

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Alexis Copello". 2009. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved August 30, 2009.
  2. ^ "149 Cubans qualify for Olympics", Xinhua, June 5, 2008
  3. ^ "Alexis Copello Biography and Statistics - Olympics at". Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  4. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2009-07-06). Culson prevails over Sanchez as six more records fall – CAC Champs Final Day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-14.
  5. ^ "Cuban Triple Jumper Wins Bronze in Berlin". Cuban News Agency CUBA (ACN). 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Transfers of allegiance – 2017 – as officially announced in the IAAF Newsletter
  7. ^ " – Athletes – Copello Alexis Biography". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-08-24.

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