Yania FERRALES

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Cuba Cuba
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    28 JUL 1977
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    170327
Yania Ferrales of Cuba competes in the women's Discus Throw qualification in Berlin (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Discus Throw 66.00 La Habana (CUB) 10 FEB 2006

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2009

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Discus Throw 63.89 La Habana (CUB) 18 JUN 2009

Outdoor

Discus Throw

Performance Place Date
2009 63.89 La Habana (CUB) 18 JUN 2009
2008 65.02 La Habana (CUB) 15 FEB 2008
2007 64.97 Uberlandia (BRA) 06 MAY 2007
2006 66.00 La Habana (CUB) 10 FEB 2006
2005 64.52 Praha (CZE) 27 JUN 2005
2004 62.88 La Habana (CUB) 27 FEB 2004
2003 62.00 La Habana (CUB) 25 JUL 2003
2002 59.04 La Habana (CUB) 09 FEB 2002
2001 56.90 Las Tunas (CUB) 17 MAR 2001
2000 57.40 La Habana (CUB) 15 JUN 2000
1999 56.94 La Habana (CUB) 19 MAY 1999
1998 56.40 La Habana (CUB) 02 AUG 1998
1997 53.44 La Habana (CUB) 17 MAY 1997
1996 44.72 Sydney (AUS) 24 AUG 1996

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Discus Throw 58.93 Athina (GRE) 16 SEP 2006

Honours - Pan American Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Discus Throw 61.71 Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 23 JUL 2007
3. Discus Throw 60.03 Santo Domingo (DOM) 05 AUG 2003

Honours - CAC Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Discus Throw 59.07 St. George's (GRN) 04 JUL 2003
2. Discus Throw 58.74 Cali (COL) 05 JUL 2008

Honours - Ibero-American Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Discus Throw 61.11 Huelva (ESP) 07 AUG 2004
2. Discus Throw 57.63 Guatemala City (GUA) 11 MAY 2002

Honours - CAC Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Discus Throw 59.70 Cartagena de Indias (COL) 28 JUL 2006

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Discus Throw 58.04 La Habana (CUB) 26 MAY 2007
1. Discus Throw 62.34 La Habana (CUB) 23 MAR 2006
1. Discus Throw 60.52 La Habana (CUB) 17 MAR 2005
1. Discus Throw 56.69 La Habana (CUB) 28 MAY 2001
1. Discus Throw 56.06 La Habana (CUB) 23 JUL 2000
Results in:

Discus Throw

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
29 MAY 2009 La Habana Barrientos Memorial CUBCUB D F 2. 58.54
11 JUN 2009 La Habana CUBCUB F F 1. 62.20
18 JUN 2009 La Habana CUBCUB F F 1. 63.89
03 JUL 2009 La Habana CAC Championships CUBCUB B F OC 63.12
25 JUL 2009 Bogotá Grand Prix Internacional de Atletismo COLCOL D F 1. 58.23
19 AUG 2009 Berlin IAAF World Championships GERGER OW Q1 12. 58.24


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Updated August 20 2007

Yania FERRALES Monteagudo, Cuba (Discus Throw)

Born 18 July 1977, Moron, Ciego de Avila, 1.80m 86kg

Coach: Raul Calderon

Yania Ferrales has taken up the challenge of keeping Cuban women´s discus in the world elite since the retirement of 1992 Olympic champion Maritza Marten and national record holder Hilda Elisa Ramos.

Like all Cuban athletes, Ferrales started combining different athletic disciplines. But she realised her potential for the Discus and soon began to enjoy some success. After dominating on home soil, she claimed her first international win when she took the gold at the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships, in El Salvador, in 1996.
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Then it took a while for Ferrales to start maturing at the next level. In 2001, she won the senior Central American and Caribbean Championships gold in St. George’s and, a year later, was second at the Ibero-American Championships, in Guatemala, City.

In 2003, Ferrales finally reached the 60 metres mark in a season when she successfully defended her CAC crown, in Guatemala, and clinched the bronze medal at the 2003 Pan American Games, in Santo Domingo.

A year later, she improved to gold at the Ibero-American Champs in Huelva, Spain, and a few days later, she made it to the Olympic final, in Athens. However, she could not handle the pressure of a packed stadium and failed to achieve a valid throw.
In 2005, Ferrales improved her PB to 64.52, in Prague, but failed to qualify for the final of the World Championships, in Helsinki.

Ferrales has not competed much internationally over the past few years, but she managed to improve her best to 66.00 in 2006. She also claimed her first international title in two years when taking the gold at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Lacking competitive experiece after the Games, she could only finish seventh at the World Cup in Athens.

In 2007, Ferrales has stayed consistent over 63 metres, although she has faced a strong challenge from her training partner, Yarelis Barrios, who has improved her best by over five metres to 66.68.

The 30-year old shows a season’s best of 64.97, but had to settle for silver, behind Barrios, at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro. At the World Championships in Osaka, Ferrales will compete for the first time in Asia and will try to make up for her disappointment in Helsinki.


Progression
1995: 45.64; 1996: 51.94; 1997: 53.82; 1998: 56.40; 1999: 56.94; 2000: 57.40; 2001: 56.90; 2002: 59.04; 2003: 61.34; 2004: 62.88; 2005: 64.52; 2006: 66.00; 2007:64.97.

Personal best

66.00 (2006)

Career highlights

1996  1st  Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships
2001  1st   Central American and Caribbean Championships
2002  2nd  Ibero-American Championships
2003  1st  Central American and Caribbean Championships
2003  3rd    Pan American Games
2004  1st  Ibero-American Championships
2006  1st  Central American and Caribbean Games
2006  7th  World Cup
2007  2nd   Pan American Games


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

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