Yargelis Savigne during the 2010 Memorial Van Damme.
|Born||November 13, 1984|
Niceto Pérez, Guantanamo
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Event(s)||Triple Jump, Long Jump|
|Updated on 13 June 2013.|
Her international breakthrough came in 2005, when she, competing in both the triple and long jump events at the 2005 World Championships, won a silver medal and finished fourth, respectively. She continued her form throughout the year to place third at the World Athletics Final with 14.81.
She won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships in the triple jump, with a distance of 15.28 m. At the 2008 World Indoor Championships, Savigne lay in second before her final attempt, with an area record of 14.95 m, behind Hrysopiyi Devetzi's Greek record of 15.00 m. However, Savigne jumped 15.05 m on her final attempt to take the gold medal.
Savigne won her second major outdoor gold medal at the 2009 World Championships. Her jump of 14.95 m was enough to win in a modest competition which saw compatriot Mabel Gay take silver with 14.61 m. The following year she won the silver medal at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, finishing behind Olga Rypakova who made the third longest indoor jump ever for the gold. In the outdoor season, she improved her long jump best to 6.91 m in Reims at a meeting on the Alma Athlé Tour, despite having trouble with her right ankle. She remained focused on her triple jump speciality, however, aiming to return to her 2007 peak form.
|Long jump (outdoor)||6.91||Reims, France||30 June 2010|
|Long jump (indoor)||6.79||Stuttgart, Germany||3 February 2007|
|Triple jump (outdoor)||15.28||Osaka, Japan||31 August 2007||12th of all time|
|Triple jump (indoor)||15.05||Valencia, Spain||8 March 2008||5th of all time|
- All information taken from IAAF profile.
|2002||CAC Junior Championships (U20)||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||Long jump||6.25 m (wind: -1.3 m/s)|
|World Junior Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||14th (q)||Long jump||6.00 m (wind: +1.0 m/s)|
|2003||Pan American Games||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||3rd||Long jump||6.40 m (wind: -0.3 m/s)|
|2005||CAC Championships||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||Long jump||6.88 m (wind: +4.6 m/s) w|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||3rd||Long jump||6.69 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)|
|2nd||Triple jump||14.82 m (wind: +0.7 m/s) PB|
|World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||3rd||Triple jump||14.81 m (wind: +1.5 m/s)|
|2006||World Indoor Championships||Moscow, Russia||6th||Long jump||6.51 m|
|5th||Triple jump||14.72 m PB|
|2007||ALBA Games||Caracas, Venezuela||1st||Long jump||6.60 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)|
|1st||Triple jump||14.99 m (wind: +0.7 m/s) NR|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||1st||Triple jump||15.28 m (wind: +0.9 m/s) PB|
|Pan American Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||3rd||Long jump||6.66 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)|
|1st||Triple jump||14.80 m (wind: +0.5 m/s) GR|
|World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||1st||Triple jump||14.78 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)|
|2008||World Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||1st||Triple jump||15.05 m (wind: +. m/s) PB|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||17th (q)||Long jump||6.49 m (wind: +.1 m/s)|
|5th||Triple jump||15.05 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)|
|2009||ALBA Games||Havana, Cuba||1st||Triple jump||14.70 m (wind: -0.8 m/s)|
|CAC Championships||Havana, Cuba||1st||Triple jump||14.97 (wind: -0.5 m/s) CR|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||1st||Triple jump||14.95 m (wind: +1.3 m/s)|
|2010||World Indoor Championships||Doha, Qatar||2nd||Triple jump||14.86 m|
|Ibero-American Championships||San Fernando, Spain||1st||Triple jump||14.62 m (wind: +0.8 m/s)|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||6th||Triple jump||14.43 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)|
|Pan American Games||Guadalajara, Mexico||2nd||Triple jump||14.36 m (wind: -0.5 m/s)|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||4th||Triple jump||14.28 m|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||9th||Triple jump||14.12 m (wind: -0.2 m/s)|
- Triple Jump – Women's Final results . IAAF (2009-08-17). Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
- Ramsak, Bob (2010-03-12). EVENT REPORT – WOMEN's Triple Jump Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-16.
- Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2010-07-01). 2000m Steeple World best falls again, this time to Mekhissi-Benabbad in Reims; Robles hurdles 13.09. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-01.