Yaime Pérez

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
Born (1991-05-29) 29 May 1991 (age 30)
Santiago de Cuba
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
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

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 9th Discus 52.00 m
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 1st Discus 56.01 m
2011 ALBA Games Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Discus 55.26 m
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 4th Discus 56.93 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 30th (q) Discus 57.87 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 11th Discus 60.33 m
2014 Pan American Sports Festival Ciudad de México, México Discus NM
Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 5th Discus 59.38 m1
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 2nd Discus 62.42 m A
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada 2nd Discus 64.99 m
World Championships Beijing, China 4th Discus 65.46 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st (q) Discus 65.38 m2
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 4th Discus 64.82 m
2018 Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 1st Discus 66.00 m
NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 1st Discus 61.97 m
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru 1st Discus 66.58 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 1st Discus 69.17 m

1Representing the Americas

2No mark in the final


  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.

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Mijaín López
Flagbearer for   Cuba
(with Mijaín López)
Tokyo 2020
Succeeded by