Lesyani Mayor

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Lesyani Mayor Gil (born 8 July 1989) is a Cuban track and field athlete who competes in the high jump. Her personal best for the event is 1.93 metres, set in 2010. She was a World Junior bronze medallist in 2008 and won a senior bronze at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics a year later. Mayor was the gold medallist in the high jump at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Lesyaní Mayor
Personal information
Full nameLesyaní Mayor Gil
Born (1989-07-08) July 8, 1989 (age 30)
Camagüey, Camagüey
Country Cuba
Updated on 7 January 2015.


Born in Camagüey, Mayor began taking part in sports at an early age and competed in the pentathlon for her region in 2000.[1] She started establishing herself at national level in the high jump in 2006 when she came third at the national championships and won at the Barrientos Memorial meeting.[2][3]

She cleared 1.80 m for the first time the following year and made her first appearance abroad, placing fourth at the 2007 ALBA Games in Caracas, Venezuela. She won at the Barrientos meet and went on to achieve a personal best jump of 1.85 m at the 2007 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship to win the gold medal ahead of American Patience Coleman.[4][5] The 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics saw her win her first global level medal as she jumped a new best of 1.86 m in Bydgoszcz to take the bronze medal.[6]

Mayor improved her best to 1.89 m in February in Havana and kept her good form at the 2009 ALBA Games, where she won the high jump gold medal. The 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics in Havana saw her make her senior debut at a top level event and she finished with the bronze medal while St. Lucia's Levern Spencer won the title.[3] She began 2011 with a series of victories in Cuba, including a new best jump of 1.93 m and wins at the Barrientos and Cuban Championship meets. She won the silver medal at the 2010 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics in Spain and then came fourth at the Memorial Primo Nebiolo meet – her first outing on the European professional circuit.[3] She won the Cuba Cup meet in Havana in July and was selected to represent the Americas team at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup, where she finished in sixth place.[6]

Mayor's 2011 season started with European indoor meetings and she had indoor best jumps of 1.84 m in both Naples and Weinheim.[6] She won the national title at the Copa Cuba meet in March then had another win at the Barrientos Memorial in May.[3][7] She was chosen to represent Cuba at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. There she had a three-way tie with Marielys Rojas and defending champion Romary Rifka as all the athletes cleared 1.89 m. This resulted in a jump-off duel for the medals and Mayor came out on top.[8]

Personal bestsEdit



  • High jump: 1.84 m  Napoli, 5 February 2011


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 4th High jump 1.79 m
Pan American Junior Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st High jump 1.85 m
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd High jump 1.86 m
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st High jump 1.84 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships La Habana, Cuba 3rd High jump 1.76 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd High jump 1.86 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 6th High jump 1.78 m
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, México 1st High jump 1.89 m A
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 20th (q) High jump 1.85 m
2014 Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 5th High jump 1.75 m A


  1. ^ Lesyani Mayor Gil. EcuRed/Virgen Luis Sardiñas. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
  2. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2006-06-06). Cubans give indication of top form at Barrientos Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
  3. ^ a b c d Lesyani Mayor. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
  4. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2007-05-28). Robles 13.17, Moreno reaches 74.90 at Barrientos Memorial. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
  5. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-07-08). USA dominates at Pan-American Junior Championships in São Paulo. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
  6. ^ a b c Mayor Lesyani. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
  7. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2011-05-29). New talents emerge at Barrientos Memorial in Havana. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-11-06.
  8. ^ La cubana Lesyani Mayor gana oro en Salto de Altura (in Spanish). Terra Deportes (2011-10-28). Retrieved on 2011-11-06.

External linksEdit

  • Lesyani Mayor at World Athletics
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lesyani Mayor". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  • Ecured biography (in Spanish)