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Yoel Armando Tapia Gómez (born September 11, 1984 in Monte Cristi) is a Dominican sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres.[1] He won two medals for the national relay team at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and also, at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.[2]

Yoel Tapia
Yoel Tapia 2007.jpg
Yoel Tapia in 2007
Personal information
Full nameYoel Armando Tapia Gómez
Nationality Dominican Republic
Born (1984-09-11) 11 September 1984 (age 35)
Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Event(s)4 × 400 metres relay
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 45.76 s (2010)

Tapia competed for the men's 4 × 400 m relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, along with his teammates Pedro Mejía, Arismendy Peguero, and Carlos Yohelin Santa. He ran on the anchor leg of the second heat, with an individual-split time of 45.79 seconds. Tapia and his team finished the relay in last place for a seasonal best time of 3:04.31, failing to advance into the final.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yoel Tapia". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  2. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (29 October 2011). "Robles 13.10, Borges 5.80 and Ibarguen 14.92m in Guadalajara - Pan American Games, Day 6". IAAF. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Round 1 – Heat 2". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 18 December 2012.

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