Luis Felipe Areta

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Areta and the second or maternal family name is Sampériz.

Luis Felipe Areta Sampériz (born 28 March 1942 in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa) is a retired Spanish triple jumper.

His personal best jump was 16.36 metres, achieved in July 1968 in Estocolmo. He had a better indoor mark with 16.47 metres, achieved at the 1968 European Indoor Games in Madrid.[1] Both marks are former Spanish records.

He is a numerary of Opus Dei from October 1959. Ordained priest in 1980, lives in Bilbao.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1963 Mediterranean Games Naples, Italy 1st Long jump
1st Triple jump[3]
1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 6th Long jump
1967 Mediterranean Games Tunis, Tunisia 1st Triple jump[3]
1968 European Indoor Games Madrid, Spain 3rd Triple jump 16.47 m = NRi[4]
1971 European Indoor Championships Sofia, Bulgaria 5th Triple jump[5]


  1. ^ Spanish all-time lists, men
  2. ^ Nuestro Tiempo, University of Navarra, 09.2008
  3. ^ a b Mediterranean Games - GBR Athletics
  4. ^ 1968 European Indoor Games, men's triple jump final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
  5. ^ 1971 European Indoor Championships, men's triple jump final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite