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Yago Lamela

Full name: Santiago "Yago" Lamela Tobía
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: July 24, 1977 in Avilés, Asturias, Spain
Died: May 8, 2014 in Avilés, Asturias, Spain
Affiliations: AA Avilesnia/Valencia Terra i Mar
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Yago Lamela competed at two Olympics, with his best international finish a silver medal in the long jump at the 1999 World Championships. In that year he set five Spanish indoor long jump records and five records outdoors, with bests of 8.56 both in- and outdoors. He was also World U23 Champion in 1999. In 2003 Lamela added a bronze at the World Championships outdoors, and led the world list that year. He also won silvers at the World Indoor Championships in 1999 and 2003, and was Ibero-American champion in 1998. Lamela was Spanish champion in 1998-2000 and 2003. He sustained injuries to his Achilles tendons and never returned to competition after a 2005 operation. In later years he suffered from depression and anxiety and was found dead at his parents’ home in May 2014.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.93 (1999); LJ – 8.56 (1999); TJ – 16.72 (1998).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Men's Long Jump Spain ESP 19 QR
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Men's Long Jump Spain ESP 11

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Spain Qualifying Round 19 7.89
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B 12 7.89
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 9 7.68
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 12 7.74 7.74
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 7.89
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Final Round 11 7.98
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Final Round Round One NP foul
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Final Round Round Two NP foul NM
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Final Round Round Three 11 7.98 7.98
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Qualifying Round 10 QC 8.06  
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B 6 8.06  
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 6 7.95
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 6 8.06 8.06
2004 Summer 27 Athina Athletics Spain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 8.06
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