Caterine Ibargüen

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Caterine Ibargüen
Caterine Ibargüen Moscow 2013.jpg
Ibargüen at the 2013 World Championships.
Personal information
Full name Caterine Ibargüen Mena
Born (1984-02-12) February 12, 1984 (age 30)
Apartadó, Antioquia, Colombia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Country  Colombia
Sport Women's Athletics
Achievements and titles
World finals 2011 Daegu
Personal best(s)
  • High Jump: 1.93 (2005)
  • Long Jump: 6.93 (2012)
  • Triple Jump: 15.31 (2014)
  • Heptathlon: 5742 (2009)
Updated on 8 January 2015.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ibargüen and the second or maternal family name is Mena.

Caterine Ibargüen Mena (born 12 February 1984 in Apartadó) is a Colombian athlete competing in high jump, long jump and triple jump.[1][2]


Her personal best in the high jump is 1.93 metres, achieved in 22 July 2005 in Cali. This is the current Colombian record. Competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where jumped 1.85 m in the qualifying round. She holds the South American record in the triple jump with 15.31 m, achieved at the Diamond League competition in Monaco in 18 July 2014.[3] On 1 September 2011 obtained the bronze medal at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu with a 14.84 m performance. Based in Puerto Rico. Coached by Ubaldo Duany, former Cuban Long Jumper (8.32 m PB from 1986). On August 5, she won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the triple jump competition with a 14.80 m jump on her last attempt. On 15 August 2013 she won IAAF World Championships in Moscow in the triple jump competition with a 14.85 m jump on her second attempt.

Personal bests[edit]


  • 200 m: 24.96 s (wind: -1.2 m/s)Puerto Rico San Germán, 4 December 2009
  • 800 m: 2:35.35 minPuerto Rico San Germán, 4 December 2010
  • 100 m hurdles: 14.09 s (wind: +0.0 m/s)Puerto Rico Mayagüez, 19 February 2011
  • High jump: 1.93 mColombia Cali, 22 July 2005
  • Long jump: 6.73 m A (wind: +1.8 m/s)Colombia Bogotá, 30 June 2012
  • Triple jump: 15.31 m (wind: 0.0 m/s)Monaco Monaco, 18 July 2014
  • Shot put: 13.79 mPuerto Rico Carolina, 20 March 2010
  • Javelin throw: 44.81 mPuerto Rico San Germán, 5 December 2009
  • Heptathlon: 5742 ptsPuerto Rico San Germán, 5 December 2009


  • High jump: 1.81 mRussia Moscow, 11 March 2006


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Colombia
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 3rd High jump 1.76 m A
World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 15th (q) High jump 1.65 m
South American Junior Championships Concepción, Chile 2nd High jump 1.73 m
2001 South American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st High jump 1.77 m
2nd Long jump 5.87 m
3rd Triple jump 12.65 m
2nd 4x100m 45.92 s
Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 2nd High jump 1.77 m
6th Long jump 5.70 m
4th Triple jump 12.90 m
3rd 4x100m 46.89 s
Bolivarian Games Ambato, Ecuador 1st High jump 1.79 m A
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 9th (q) Triple jump 12.69 m (wind: +0.6 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd High jump 1.79 m
3rd Triple jump 13.01 m (wind: -1.3 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 3rd High jump 1.79 m
2nd Triple jump 13.17 m (wind: -1.4 m/s)
2003 South American Junior Championships Guayaquil, Ecuador 1st High jump 1.80 m
1st Triple jump 13.05 m (wind: +2.0 m/s)
South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 4th High jump 1.79 m
2nd Long jump 6.04 m (wind: -0.4 m/s)
3rd Triple jump 13.07 m (wind: -0.1 m/s)
Pan American Junior Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 4th High jump 1.81 m
4th Triple jump 12.64 m (wind: -0.8 m/s)
2004 South American Under-23 Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st High jump 1.91 m
2nd Long jump 6.05 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 3rd High jump 1.88 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 16th (q) High jump 1.85 m
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 1st High jump 1.93 m
3rd Long jump 6.30 m (wind: -3.0 m/s)
3rd Triple jump 13.59 m (wind: +1.3 m/s)
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (q) High jump 1.84 m
Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 1st High jump 1.91 m GR A
1st Long jump 6.54 m (wind: +0.7 m/s) GR A
2nd Triple jump 13.64 m (wind: +1.9 m/s) A
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 17th (q) High jump 1.81 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd High jump 1.88 m
2nd Long jump 6.36 m (wind: +0.5 m/s)
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st High jump 1.90 m
2nd Long jump 6.51 m A w (wind: +3.8 m/s)
2nd Triple jump 13.91 m A (wind: +0.9 m/s)
South American Under-23 Championships

South American Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina 2nd High jump 1.85 m
1st Long jump 6.32 m (wind: +1.1 m/s)
2nd Triple jump 13.26 m w (wind: +2.5 m/s)
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st High jump 1.85 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th High jump 1.87 m
South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st High jump 1.84 m
3rd Long jump 6.18 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 2nd High jump 1.85 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd High jump 1.88 m
6th Triple jump 13.04 m (wind: -2.0 m/s)
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st High jump 1.88 m A
1st Triple jump 13.93 m A (wind: +0.5 m/s)
World Championships Berlin, Germany 28th (q) High jump 1.85 m
Bolivarian Games Sucre, Bolivia 1st High jump 1.80 m A
1st Long jump 6.32 m A (wind: -0.4 m/s)
2nd Triple jump 13.96 m A (wind: -0.3 m/s)
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd Triple jump 14.29 m (wind: +2.0 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 4th Long jump 6.29 m (wind: -0.5 m/s)
2nd Triple jump 14.10 m (wind: +0.8 m/s)
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 3rd Long jump 6.45 m (wind: -0.5 m/s)
1st Triple jump 14.59 m w (wind: +2.2 m/s)
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd Triple jump 14.84 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 3rd Long jump 6.63 m (wind: +1.6 m/s) NR
1st Triple jump 14.92 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 2nd Triple jump 14.80 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st Triple jump 14.85 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
2014 Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 1st Triple jump 14.52 m (wind: -0.5 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 1st Triple jump 14.57 m A (wind: -0.4 m/s)


  1. ^ Biography - IBARGUEN Catherine, PASO, retrieved January 8, 2015 
  2. ^ Clavelo, Javier; Biscayart, Eduardo (8 September 2014), Focus on Athletes biographies - Caterine IBARGÜEN Mena, Colombia (Long Jump/Triple Jump), IAAF, retrieved January 8, 2015 
  3. ^ Mike Rowbottom (18 July 2014). "Ibargüen's terrific triple jump of 15.31m - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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