Barrios at the 2012 Bislett Games
|Full name||Yarelis Barrios Castañeda|
|Born||July 12, 1983|
Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (196 lb)|
She won the 2012 Cuban National Championships with a personal best throw of 68.03 metres.
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.
Barrios sold her Olympic silver medal on auction site, eBay, for unknown reasons, and it was bought for $11,000 (£9,000).
- 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.
- Robinson, Javier Clavelo (2012-03-27). "Barrios throws 68.03m in Havana". IAAF. Retrieved 2012-03-29.
- "IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008". IOC. 2016-09-01.
- "Original Second Place Silver Winner Summer Olympic Medal Beijing 2008 Athletics". eBay. 2016-06-06.
- Yarelis Barrios at World Athletics
- Yarelis Barrios at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archive)
- Tilastopaja biography
- Yarelis Barrios Castañeda at EcuRed (in Spanish)
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