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Yaime Pérez Tellez (sometimes "Yaimí", born 29 May 1991) is a Cuban athlete.[2]

Yaime Pérez
Yaime Perez.jpg
Pérez at the 2015 Doha Diamond League
Personal information
Full nameYaimí Pérez Tellez
NationalityCuban
Born (1991-05-29) 29 May 1991 (age 28)
Santiago de Cuba
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
CountryCuba
SportAthletics
Event(s)Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)69.39 m (2019)
Updated on 4 October 2019.

She was the gold medallist at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, then won her first senior title at the regional 2011 ALBA Games. Pérez represented Cuba at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, placing eleventh in the final. Her 2014 season was highlighted by a silver medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games and a fifth-place finish at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup.

Pérez won her first IAAF Diamond League meeting in 2015, beating world and Olympic champion Sandra Perković through a personal best throw of 67.13 m (220 ft 2 34 in).[3] In 2019, she won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships.

Personal bestsEdit

  • Shot put: 13.88 m (45 ft 6 14 in) (2008)
  • Discus throw: 69.39 m (227 ft 7 34 in) (2019)

International competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 CAC Games bio". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/cuba/yaime-perez-234520
  3. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (9 July 2015). Taylor topples Pichardo in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League. IAAF. Retrieved on 10 July 2015.

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