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Yago Lamela
Athletics competitor

Yago Lamela

Yago Lamela
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Quick Facts

Intro Athletics competitor
Was Athlete
From Spain
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 July 1977, Avilés, Asturias, Spain
Death 8 May 2014, Avilés, Asturias, Spain (aged 36 years)
Height: 180
Weight: 77
The details (from wikipedia)


Santiago ("Yago") Lamela Tobío (July 24, 1977 – May 8, 2014) was a Spanish athlete competing in the long jump. His greatest year was 1999, when he jumped 8.56 during the indoor season to win the silver medal at the 1999 World Indoor Championships. Later that year he set a new outdoors personal best with 8.56, and won another silver medal at the World Championships. His 8.56 m jump stayed as European indoor long jump record for ten years.

In June, 2011, the ex-athlete was admitted to the psychiatric ward of the San Agustin de Avilés hospital. He suffered from chronic depression.

On May 8, 2014, Lamela was found dead at his parents' house. The coroner announced a heart attack as the cause of death. Lamela was 36.

Personal bests

  • Long jump - 8.56 (1999)
  • Triple jump - 16.72 (1998)

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Spain
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 14th (q) Triple jump 15.47 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 12th Triple jump 14.79 m
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 4th Long jump 7.73 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th Long jump 7.95 m
Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Long jump 8.12 m
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 8th Long jump 7.93 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 2nd Long jump 8.56 m (iAR)
European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st Long jump 8.36 m (wind: +0.7 m/s)
World Championships Seville, Spain 2nd Long jump 8.40 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 19th (q) Long jump 7.89 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd Long jump 8.17 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd Long jump 7.99 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd Long jump 8.28 m
World Championships Paris, France 3rd Long jump 8.22 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th (q) Long jump 7.95 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 11th Long jump 7.98 m
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