Yargelis Savigne
Yargelis Savigne Memorial Van Damme 2010.jpg
Yargelis Savigne during the 2010 Memorial Van Damme.
Personal information
Born (1984-11-13) November 13, 1984 (age 38)
Niceto Pérez, Guantanamo
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Event(s)Triple Jump, Long Jump
Updated on 13 June 2013.

Yargelis Savigne Herrera (born 13 November 1984 in Niceto Pérez, Guantanamo) is a Cuban athlete competing in the triple jump and long jump.

Her international breakthrough came in 2005, when she, competing in both the triple and long jump events at the 2005 World Championships, won a silver medal and finished fourth, respectively. She continued her form throughout the year to place third at the World Athletics Final with 14.81.

She won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships in the triple jump, with a distance of 15.28 m. At the 2008 World Indoor Championships, Savigne lay in second before her final attempt, with an area record of 14.95 m, behind Hrysopiyi Devetzi's Greek record of 15.00 m. However, Savigne jumped 15.05 m on her final attempt to take the gold medal.

Savigne won her second major outdoor gold medal at the 2009 World Championships. Her jump of 14.95 m was enough to win in a modest competition which saw compatriot Mabel Gay take silver with 14.61 m.[1] The following year she won the silver medal at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, finishing behind Olga Rypakova who made the third longest indoor jump ever for the gold.[2] In the outdoor season, she improved her long jump best to 6.91 m in Reims at a meeting on the Alma Athlé Tour, despite having trouble with her right ankle. She remained focused on her triple jump speciality, however, aiming to return to her 2007 peak form.[3]

Personal bests

Event Best (m) Venue Date Notes
Long jump (outdoor) 6.91 Reims, France 30 June 2010
Long jump (indoor) 6.79 Stuttgart, Germany 3 February 2007
Triple jump (outdoor) 15.28 Osaka, Japan 31 August 2007 12th of all time
Triple jump (indoor) 15.05 Valencia, Spain 8 March 2008 5th of all time


Savigne (right) and Mabel Gay at the 2009 World Championships
Savigne (right) and Mabel Gay at the 2009 World Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cuba
2002 CAC Junior Championships (U20) Bridgetown, Barbados 1st Long jump 6.25 m (wind: -1.3 m/s)
World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 14th (q) Long jump 6.00 m (wind: +1.0 m/s)
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd Long jump 6.40 m (wind: -0.3 m/s)
2005 CAC Championships Nassau, Bahamas 1st Long jump 6.88 m (wind: +4.6 m/s) w
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd Long jump 6.69 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2nd Triple jump 14.82 m (wind: +0.7 m/s) PB
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd Triple jump 14.81 m (wind: +1.5 m/s)
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 6th Long jump 6.51 m
5th Triple jump 14.72 m PB
2007 ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 1st Long jump 6.60 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)
1st Triple jump 14.99 m (wind: +0.7 m/s) NR
World Championships Osaka, Japan 1st Triple jump 15.28 m (wind: +0.9 m/s) PB
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Long jump 6.66 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)
1st Triple jump 14.80 m (wind: +0.5 m/s) GR
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st Triple jump 14.78 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st Triple jump 15.05 m (wind: +. m/s) PB
Olympic Games Beijing, China 17th (q) Long jump 6.49 m (wind: +.1 m/s)
3rd Triple jump 15.05 m (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2009 ALBA Games Havana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 14.70 m (wind: -0.8 m/s)
CAC Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Triple jump 14.97 (wind: -0.5 m/s) CR
World Championships Berlin, Germany 1st Triple jump 14.95 m (wind: +1.3 m/s)
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd Triple jump 14.86 m
Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 1st Triple jump 14.62 m (wind: +0.8 m/s)
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th Triple jump 14.43 m (wind: +0.0 m/s)
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 2nd Triple jump 14.36 m (wind: -0.5 m/s)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 4th Triple jump 14.28 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th Triple jump 14.12 m (wind: -0.2 m/s)


  1. ^ Triple Jump – Women's Final results . IAAF (2009-08-17). Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  2. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2010-03-12). EVENT REPORT – WOMEN's Triple Jump Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-16.
  3. ^ Vazel, Pierre-Jean (2010-07-01). 2000m Steeple World best falls again, this time to Mekhissi-Benabbad in Reims; Robles hurdles 13.09. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-01.