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Santiago ("Yago") Lamela Tobío (July 24, 1977 – May 8, 2014)[1] was a Spanish athlete competing in the long jump. His greatest year was 1999, when he jumped 8.56 during the indoor season to win the silver medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships. Later that year he set a new outdoors personal best with 8.56, and won another silver medal at the World Championships. His 8.56 m jump stayed as European indoor long jump record for ten years.

Yago Lamela
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Spain
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 Seville Long jump
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Paris Long jump

In June, 2011, the ex-athlete was admitted to the psychiatric ward of the San Agustin de Avilés hospital. He suffered from chronic depression.[2]

On May 8, 2014, Lamela was found dead at his parents' house. The coroner announced a heart attack as the cause of death. Lamela was 36.[3]


Personal bestsEdit

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Spain
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 14th (q) Triple jump 15.47 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 12th Triple jump 14.79 m
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 4th Long jump 7.73 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th Long jump 7.95 m
Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Long jump 8.12 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th Long jump 7.93 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 2nd Long jump 8.56 m (iAR)
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Long jump 8.36 m (wind: +0.7 m/s)
World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd Long jump 8.40 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 19th (q) Long jump 7.89 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd Long jump 8.17 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd Long jump 7.99 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd Long jump 8.28 m
World Championships Paris, France 3rd Long jump 8.22 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th (q) Long jump 7.95 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 11th Long jump 7.98 m


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Savanté Stringfellow
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Dwight Phillips