Athlete Profile

Yarianna Martinez

  • COUNTRY Cuba Cuba
  • DATE OF BIRTH 20 SEP 1984
Yarianna Martinez in triple jump qualifying at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (Getty Images)
Yarianna Martinez in triple jump qualifying at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Cuba Cuba
  • DATE OF BIRTH 20 SEP 1984


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Updated 23 August 2007

Yarianna MARTINEZ Iglesias, Cuba (Triple Jump)

Born 20 September 1981, Pinar del Rio; 1.67m, 56kg

Manager: Javier Sotomayor/Jesús Molina 

Coach: Daniel Osorio


Yarianna Martinez Iglesias is of one of the seven Cuban women recording their World Championships debut in Osaka. Like many Cuban athletes, Martinez took up the sport at an early age, at 11, in her native city of Pinar del Rio, the most western Cuban province. Physical education teachers discovered her talent for the jumps and she soon began to excel at the national level.

Martinez embraced the Triple Jump at the age of 14 (12.18), improving to 13.03 by 2000 to join the national junior team. Two years later, she made a breakthrough with a 13.90m leap and took silver medals at the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships and the World Junior Championships, behind her compatriot, Mabel Gay.

Trying the Long Jump for two years, Martinez set a best of 6.25 in 2003.

Back with the Triple Jump, she improved to 13.96 in her last season as a junior and to 14.10m in 2004, but failed to make the Olympic team.

In 2005, she finally enjoyed her first international victory, winning the Triple Jump at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Nassau. A year later, she improved to 14.28 and claimed the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 gold in Santo Domingo.

In 2007, Martinez has made a huge progress, with a PB 14.61m leap in Jamaica, She has been consistent over 14.20 in her first European tour and finished her preparations for Osaka with a bronze medal (14.25) at the World University Games, in Bangkok.

These performances earned Martinez a place in the Cuba team ahead of training partners Gay (2007 Pan American Games bronze medallist) and Yusmay Bicet  (2004 Olympic finalist). In Osaka, she hopes to join her compatriot Yargelis Savigne (2005 World Championships runner-up) in the final and then target a top eight finish.

 


Career Highlights

2002 2nd Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships
2002 2nd World Junior Championships
2005 1st Central American and Caribbean Championships
2006 1st NACAC Under-23 Championships
2007 3rd World University Games

Personal Best

Triple Jump: 14.61 (2007)

Progression

1999-12.18; 2000-13.03; 2002-13.90; 2003-13.96; 2004-14.10; 2005-14.18; 2006-14.28; 2007-14.61


Prepared by Javier Clavelo for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. ©  IAAF 2007.

Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Triple Jump 14.42 +1.9 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 24 FEB 2011
Triple Jump 14.42 +1.2 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 18 FEB 2011
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Triple Jump 14.04 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR 2014
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2014 14.36 0.0 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 07 FEB
2013 14.37 +1.7 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 08 JUN
2012 14.28 +1.5 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 03 FEB
2011 14.42 +1.9 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 24 FEB
2011 14.42 +1.2 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 18 FEB
2010 14.38 +0.7 La Habana (Estadio Panamericano) 18 JUN
2009 14.40 +0.8 Beograd 11 JUL
2008 14.31 +1.4 Cali 12 JUL
2007 14.36 -0.8 La Habana 17 MAR
2006 14.28 +0.3 Santo Domingo 08 JUL
2005 14.18 Nassau 09 JUL
2004 14.10 La Habana 25 JUN
2003 13.96 +0.5 Santiago de Cuba 05 AUG
2002 13.90 +1.3 Santiago de Cuba 05 MAY
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2014 14.04 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR
Honours - Triple Jump
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 7 13.99 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR 2014
13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 7q1 14.07 -0.1 Daegu 30 AUG 2011
The XXIX Olympic Games 9q2 13.96 0.0 Beijing (National Stadium) 15 AUG 2008
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 7q2 14.01 0.0 Osaka (Nagai Stadium) 29 AUG 2007
IAAF/Coca Cola World Junior Championships 2 13.74 +0.4 Kingston, JAM 17 JUL 2002


Focus on Athletes biographies are produced by the IAAF Communications Dept, and not by the IAAF Statistics and Documentation Division. If you have any enquiries concerning the information, please use the Contact IAAF page, selecting ‘Focus on Athletes Biographies’ in the drop down menu of contact area options.


Updated 23 August 2007

Yarianna MARTINEZ Iglesias, Cuba (Triple Jump)

Born 20 September 1981, Pinar del Rio; 1.67m, 56kg

Manager: Javier Sotomayor/Jesús Molina 

Coach: Daniel Osorio


Yarianna Martinez Iglesias is of one of the seven Cuban women recording their World Championships debut in Osaka. Like many Cuban athletes, Martinez took up the sport at an early age, at 11, in her native city of Pinar del Rio, the most western Cuban province. Physical education teachers discovered her talent for the jumps and she soon began to excel at the national level.

Martinez embraced the Triple Jump at the age of 14 (12.18), improving to 13.03 by 2000 to join the national junior team. Two years later, she made a breakthrough with a 13.90m leap and took silver medals at the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships and the World Junior Championships, behind her compatriot, Mabel Gay.

Trying the Long Jump for two years, Martinez set a best of 6.25 in 2003.

Back with the Triple Jump, she improved to 13.96 in her last season as a junior and to 14.10m in 2004, but failed to make the Olympic team.

In 2005, she finally enjoyed her first international victory, winning the Triple Jump at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Nassau. A year later, she improved to 14.28 and claimed the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 gold in Santo Domingo.

In 2007, Martinez has made a huge progress, with a PB 14.61m leap in Jamaica, She has been consistent over 14.20 in her first European tour and finished her preparations for Osaka with a bronze medal (14.25) at the World University Games, in Bangkok.

These performances earned Martinez a place in the Cuba team ahead of training partners Gay (2007 Pan American Games bronze medallist) and Yusmay Bicet  (2004 Olympic finalist). In Osaka, she hopes to join her compatriot Yargelis Savigne (2005 World Championships runner-up) in the final and then target a top eight finish.

 


Career Highlights

2002 2nd Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships
2002 2nd World Junior Championships
2005 1st Central American and Caribbean Championships
2006 1st NACAC Under-23 Championships
2007 3rd World University Games

Personal Best

Triple Jump: 14.61 (2007)

Progression

1999-12.18; 2000-13.03; 2002-13.90; 2003-13.96; 2004-14.10; 2005-14.18; 2006-14.28; 2007-14.61


Prepared by Javier Clavelo for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. ©  IAAF 2007.