Yumileidi Cumbá

Yumileidi Cumbá Jay (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝumiˈlejði kumˈba], also Yumisleidis, born February 11, 1975 in Guantánamo) is a Cuban shot putter.

Yumileidi Cumbá
Personal information
Full nameYumileidi Cumbá Jay
Born (1975-02-11) February 11, 1975 (age 45)
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Country Cuba
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)19.97 m
Updated on 14 June 2013.


Her greatest season was 2004, when she won an Olympic gold medal and achieved a new personal best throw.

Her current personal best throw is 19.97 metres, achieved at the 2004 Ibero-American Championships in Huelva.

Her name is a transliteration of "You Milady", and is in the Cuban tradition of using odd, foreign-born names.

Personal bestEdit


  • Shot put: 19.97 m  Huelva, 8 August 2004


International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
1990 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Havana, Cuba 2nd Shot put 14.54 m
1st Discus throw 38.96 m
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, Korea 4th Shot put 17.06 m
1993 Pan American Junior Championships Winnipeg, Canada 1st Shot put 17.55 m
5th Discus throw 42.84 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Ponce, Puerto Rico 2nd Shot put 17.67 m
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd Shot put 18.09 m
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd Shot put 18.47 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20th Shot put 15.80 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 13th (q) Shot put 18.55 m
1998 Central American and Caribbean Games Maracaibo, Venezuela 1st Shot put 17.31 m
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 4th Shot put 18.76 m[1]
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 6th Shot put 17.80 m
Universiade Palma, Spain 2nd Shot put 18.70 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd Shot put 18.67 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 6th Shot put 18.44 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th Shot put 18.70 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 5th Shot put 18.61 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 8th Shot put 18.73 m
Universiade Beijing, China 1st Shot put 18.90 m
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 2nd Shot put 18.41 m
2002 Ibero-American Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Shot put 18.87 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 2nd Shot put 19.14 m[1]
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 6th Shot put 19.19 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st Shot put 19.31 m
World Championships Paris, France 13th (q) Shot put 17.95 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Shot put 19.31 m
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st Shot put 19.97 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 1st Shot put 19.59 m
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st Shot put 18.98 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th Shot put 18.64 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th Shot put 18.44 m
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 5th Shot put 18.28 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 1st Shot put 19.31 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 4th Shot put 18.78 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 3rd Shot put 19.12 m[1]
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st Shot put 18.24 m
Pan American Games Rio, Brazil 2nd Shot put 18.28 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 12th Shot put 17.93 m
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd Shot put 18.10 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 20th (q) Shot put 17.60 m

External linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c Representing the Americas
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (13 May 2005), Olympic Champion Cumbá - World leader Gregorio to highlight Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix II - Preview, IAAF, retrieved 27 March 2012