Alexis Copello

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Alexis Copello
Alexis Copello Daegu 2011.jpg
Copello at the 2011 World Championships Athletics in Daegu.
Personal information
Full name Alexis Copello Sánchez [1]
Nationality Cuban
Born (1985-08-12) August 12, 1985 (age 29)
Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba
Height 1.85 m (6.1 ft) (2007)
Weight 80 kg (180 lb) (2007)
Country  Cuba
Sport Triple jumper
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 17.68 metres (58.0 ft)
Updated on 21 June 2013.

Alexis Copello born (1985-08-12) August 12, 1985 (age 29) is a Cuban triple jumper with a (legal) personal best triple jump of 17.68 metres (58.0 ft). He is a World Championship medalist, having won the bronze at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He is 1.85 metres (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighs 80 kilograms (176 lbs).

His international career began with success at regional level: he won a silver medal in the triple jump at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games and a bronze medal at the 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships. Copello represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] Despite being a front runner, he only reached eighth place in Group A (thirteenth place overall) with a jump of 17.09 metres (56.1 ft).[3]

He won the gold at the 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships and set a championship record of 17.33 m.[4] Copello won a bronze medal in the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin with a jump of 17.36 metres (57.0 ft) on 18 August 2009, displacing Leevan Sands and only bested by Phillips Idowu and Nelson Évora.[5]

Personal bests[edit]

Copello's best indoor jump is 17.24 metres (56.6 ft) in Lievin on 5 March 2010, and his best legal outdoor jump is 17.68 metres (58.0 ft) in Avila on 17 July 2011.[6] For comparison, the world record is 18.29 metres (60.0 ft).

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 2nd Triple jump 16.57 m (wind: +0.3 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 4th Triple Jump 17.09 m w (wind: +2.6 m/s)
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Triple Jump 16.85 m (wind: +0.7 m/s)
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 3rd Triple Jump 16.91 m (wind: -2.1 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, China 13th (q) Triple Jump 17.09 m (wind: +0.6 m/s)
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 17.69 m (wind: +3.9 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Triple Jump 17.33 m (wind: -0.1 m/s)
World Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd Triple Jump 17.36 m (wind: -0.1 m/s)
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Triple Jump 17.28 m (wind: +1.1 m/s)
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 4th Triple Jump 17.47 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st Triple Jump 17.21 m (wind: -1.3 m/s)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 7th Triple Jump 16.92 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th Triple Jump 16.92 m (wind: +0.5 m/s)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Alexis Copello". 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ "149 Cubans qualify for Olympics", Xinhua, June 5, 2008
  3. ^ "Alexis Copello Biography and Statistics - Olympics at". Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  4. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2009-07-06). Culson prevails over Sanchez as six more records fall – CAC Champs Final Day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-14.
  5. ^ "Cuban Triple Jumper Wins Bronze in Berlin". Cuban News Agency CUBA (ACN). 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2009. 
  6. ^ " – Athletes – Copello Alexis Biography". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 

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