Yoelbi Quesada

Yoelbi Luis Quesada Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝoˈelβi keˈsaða]; born August 4, 1973 in Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus) is a Cuban athlete competing mostly in triple jump.

Yoelbi Quesada
Personal information
Full nameYoelbi Luis Quesada Fernández
Born (1973-08-04) August 4, 1973 (age 47)
Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Country Cuba
Updated on 30 May 2013.


He has an Olympic bronze medal, and became world champion in 1997 with a personal best jump of 17.85m.

Personal bestEdit

  • Triple jump: 17.85 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)  Athens, 8 August 1997

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
1990 Central American and Caribbean
Junior Championships (U-20)
Havana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 16.68 m (+1.2 m/s)
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2nd Triple jump 16.62 m (+1.2 m/s)
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 17.06 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 7th Triple jump 16.94 m (-0.4 m/s)
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 1st Triple jump 17.04 m (+0.4 m/s)
Ibero-American Championships Seville, Spain 1st Triple jump 16.93 m w (+2.2 m/s)
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th Triple jump 17.18 m (+1.9 m/s)
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 5th Triple jump 17.06 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st Triple jump 17.06 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 12th Triple jump 16.77 m (-0.1 m/s)
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd Triple jump 17.62 m
Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st Triple jump 17.67 m (+1.4 m/s)
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Triple jump 17.59 m w (+2.6 m/s)
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd Triple jump 17.44 m (+0.2 m/s)
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st Triple jump 17.85 m (+0.9 m/s)
Universiade Catania, Italy 1st Triple jump 17.35 m (-0.3 m/s)
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st Triple jump 17.18 m (+0.7 m/s)
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th Triple jump 16.92 m
Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st Triple jump 17.40 m (+0.1 m/s)
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st Triple jump 17.19 m (+0.6 m/s)
World Championships Seville, Spain 10th Triple jump 16.88 m (+0.4 m/s)
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 4th Triple jump 17.37 m SB (+0.3 m/s)
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd Triple jump 17.27 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. 3rd Triple jump 16.78 m (-0.4 m/s)
World Championships Saint-Denis, France 9th Triple jump 16.84 m (-0.1 m/s)
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 2nd[1] Triple jump 17.13 m (+0.5 m/s)
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th Triple jump 16.96 m (+0.9 m/s)
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 2nd Triple jump 16.87 m (+0.0 m/s)


  1. ^ Out of competition performance ineligible for medals.

External linksEdit

  • Yoelbi Quesada at World Athletics
  • Yoelbi Quesada at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
  • Picture: Yoelbi Quesada, world champion in triple jump in 1997
  • Calixto, Néstor (20 Apr 2009), Cuba, tierra de triplistas (in Spanish), CACAC, archived from the original on 2009-08-05, retrieved Mar 25, 2012CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
Preceded by
  Sergey Bykov
World Junior Championship record holderMen's triple jump
19 September 1992 – 27 July 2014
Succeeded by
  Lázaro Martínez
Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Sergey Bykov
World Junior ChampionMen's triple jump
19 September 1992 – July 1994
Succeeded by
  Onochie Achike