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 31)
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 August 12, 1985) 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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