Yarelys Barrios

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Barrios and the second or maternal family name is Castañeda.
Yarelys Barrios
2012-06-07 Bislett Games Barrios02.jpg
Barrios at the 2012 Bislett Games
Personal information
Full name Yarelis Barrios Castañeda
Born (1983-07-12) July 12, 1983 (age 33)
Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport
Country  Cuba
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus
Barrios (right) at the 2007 World Championships

Yarelys Barrios Castañeda (also Yarelis Barrios Castañeda; born July 12, 1983 in Pinar del Río) is a female discus thrower from Cuba.

Career[edit]

She won the Diamond Race in the women's discus throw of the IAAF Diamond League both in 2010 and in 2011.

She won the 2012 Cuban National Championships with a personal best throw of 68.03 metres.[1]

Barrios finished the Olympic discus competition in 2008 in the second place, but was disqualified by the IOC on September 1, 2016 because of doping due to a sample reanalysis which resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance Acetazolamide.[2]

Barrios sold her Olympic silver medal on auction site, eBay, for unknown reasons, and it was bought for $11,000 (£9,000).[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2005 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 1st Discus 60.41 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st Discus 56.59 m
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Discus 58.22 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd Discus 63.90 m (=PB)
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Discus 61.72 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 1st Discus 61.36 m
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 1st Discus 62.87 m
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China DSQ (2nd) Discus 63.64 m
2009 ALBA Games La Habana, Cuba 2nd Discus 63.24 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Discus 62.10 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 2nd Discus 65.31 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd Discus 59.96 m
Continental Cup Split, Croatia 3rd Discus 62.58 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd Discus 65.73 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st Discus 66.40 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd Discus 66.38 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd Discus 64.96 m
  • Barrios originally finished 4th in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but she moved up a position after Darya Pishchalnikova was disqualified for testing positive for the anabolic steroid oxandrolone.

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