Yves Niaré

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Yves Niaré
Yves Niaré o.jpg
Niaré in action at the 2009 European Indoor Championships
Personal information
Nationality French
Born (1977-07-20)20 July 1977
Saint-Maurice, France
Died 5 December 2012(2012-12-05) (aged 35)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put

Yves Niaré (20 July 1977 – 5 December 2012) was a shot putter from France.


Niaré was born in Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne. He father was Malian shot putter Namakoro Niaré. His main honor was the silver medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships with a throw of 20.42 metres. He also finished eleventh at the 1996 World Junior Championships, and fourth at the 2009 Mediterranean Games.[1]

Niaré competed at the 2001 World Championships, the 2006 European Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.[1][2]

His personal best throw in the shot put was 20.72 metres, a French national record, achieved in May 2008 in Versailles. He also had 63.44 metres in the discus throw, achieved in May 2007 in Chelles.[1]

He is the brother of French High Jumper Gaëlle Niaré.


Niaré was killed on the morning of 5 December 2012 in an automobile accident. A statement regarding his death was issued by the French Athletics Federation.[3] He was 35.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 10th Shot put 15.64 m
8th Discus throw 49.74 m
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 11th Shot put 16.12 m
12th Discus throw 47.18 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 15th (q) Shot put 16.90 m
15th (q) Discus throw 50.34 m
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th Shot put 17.91 m
12th Discus throw 53.58 m
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 2nd Shot put 18.94 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 26th (q) Shot put 18.71 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 5th Shot put 18.13 m
2005 Jeux de la Francophonie Niamey, Niger 1st Shot put 18.64 m
1st Discus throw 54.15 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20th (q) Shot put 18.70 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 15th (q) Shot put 19.62 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 23rd (q) Shot put 19.73 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 2nd Shot put 20.42 m (iNR)
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 4th Shot put 19.71 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 26th (q) Shot put 19.37 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain Shot put NM


  1. ^ a b c Yves Niaré profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "Yves Niaré Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2013.