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Yamilé Aldama

Full name: Yamilé Aldama Pozo (-Dodds)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 14, 1972 in Cerro, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
Affiliations: Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: CUB Cuba, SUD Sudan, GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In her native Cuba, Yamilé Aldama started as a long- and high jumper before turning her attention to triple jumping in the mid-1990s. She qualified for the 1996 Olympics but was unfit and could not take part. She finished sixth in the World Indoor Championships the following year, and in 1999 won the gold medal at the Pan-American Games, and a silver at the World Championships. She represented Cuba at the 2000 Olympics and then moved to England and ran for Shaftesbury Harriers, and applied for British citizenship. She had married a British subject and started a family but her husband served seven and a half years in prison for drug trafficking and whilst she had to raise her family on her own, she sought to gain eligibility to compete on the Great Britain team. However, she was not eligible for a British passport until 2005 so she looked at other options to enable her to compete at the 2004 Olympics and, despite a few offers, in January 2004 she chose to compete for Sudan. She represented Sudan again at the 2008 Games but eventually obtained UK citizenship in February 2011 and, a few months later, at the age of 39, became the oldest person to make her Great Britain début, when she competed in the World Championships, where she finished fifth. She won the gold medal at the 2012 World Indoor Championships and then represented Great Britain at the London Olympics. She announced plans to represent Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and thus became the first athlete to represent four countries. However, she did achieve this, when she took part, but represented England.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Women's Triple Jump Cuba CUB 4
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Women's Triple Jump Sudan SUD 5
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Athletics Women's Triple Jump Sudan SUD AC QR
2012 Summer 39 London Athletics Women's Triple Jump Great Britain GBR 5

Women's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Final Round 4 14.30
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Final Round Round One 8 foul
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Two 4 14.22 14.22
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Three 4 14.30 14.30
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Four 4 foul 14.30
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Five 4 14.06 14.30
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Final Round Round Six NP 13.92
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round 7 QU 14.27
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A 3 14.27
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 13.88
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 14.27 14.27
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Cuba Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Final Round 5 14.99
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Final Round Round One NP foul
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Final Round Round Two 4 14.90 14.90
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Final Round Round Three 5 14.74 14.90
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Final Round Round Four 5 14.99 14.99
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Final Round Round Five 5 13.92 14.99
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Final Round Round Six 5 14.19 14.99
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round 3 QU 14.80
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B 1 14.80
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 14.80
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 14.80
2004 Summer 31 Athina Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B Round Three 1 pass 14.80
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round AC NM
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B AC NM
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B Round One AC foul
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B Round Two AC foul foul
2008 Summer 35 Beijing Athletics Sudan Qualifying Round Group B Round Three AC foul
2012 Summer 39 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 5 14.48
2012 Summer 39 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 3 Q 14.45
2012 Summer 39 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 2 14.45
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