Yidiel Contreras

SpainSpainInternational 110m hurdles athlete
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The Spanish-Cuban hurdler Yidiel Contreras began practicing athletics when he was 11 years old and at 15 he entered the Cuban National School, where he had the opportunity to train with top athletes as the Olympic champions Dayron Robles or Anier García, under the command of the legendary Cuban coach Santiago Antúnez.

At age 19 he left Cuba and, after a brief stint in Belgium and Italy, arrived in Madrid to train with Alexis Sánchez, former hurdles athlete also Spanish-Cuban, with whom he began his professional athletics career.

Later, he spent time in France training with the best hurdles specialists from the neighboring country, such as Pascal Martinot-Lagarde or Wilhem Belocian, to later return to the command of Antúnez, with whom he has been training again in recent years, living between Spain and the town of Formia, in Italy.

He has currently settled in Mallorca, where he continues to receive the guides from Antúnez in the distance but under the supervision of Juan Alberto Quiñones, who was the coach of the Olympic javelin champion Osleidys Menéndez.

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Personal information

Name

Yidiel Islay Contreras García

Date of birth

November 27th, 1992

Place of birth

CienfuegosEspaña

Weight / Height

80kg / 1.85m

Discipline

110 meters hurdles

Club

C.A. Playas de Castellón

Coach

Juan Alberto Quiñones Gómez

Yidiel Contreras
2020
Bronze at the Spanish Indoor Championship in 60m hurdles
Ourense 🇪🇸
2019
Team semifinalist at the European Games
Minsk 🇧🇾
DQ in the 60m hurdles qualification round at the European Indoor
Glasgow 🇬🇧
Spanish indoor vice-champion in 60m hurdles
Antequera 🇪🇸
2018
Mediterranean Games vice-champion in 110m hurdles
Tarragona 🇪🇸
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 110m hurdles
Getafe 🇪🇸
Semifinalist at the World Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles
Birmingham 🇬🇧
Spanish indoor champion in 60m hurdles
Valencia 🇪🇸
2017
Semifinalist at the World Outdoor Championships in 110m hurdles
London 🇬🇧
Semifinalist at the European Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles
Belgrado 🇷🇸
2016
7th at the European Outdoor Championships in 110m hurdles
Amsterdam 🇳🇱
Semifinalist at the Olympic Games in 110m hurdles
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 110m hurdles
Gijón 🇪🇸
Semifinalist at the World Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles
Portland 🇺🇸
2015
Semifinalist at the World Outdoor Championships in 110m hurdles
Pekín 🇨🇳
7th at the European Team Championships in 110m hurdles
Cheboksary 🇷🇺
Spanish outdoor champion in 110m hurdles
Castellón 🇪🇸
110 meters hurdles
202014.59Palma de Mallorca🇪🇸08/08/2020
201913.74Minsk🇧🇾26/06/2019
201813.44Madrid🇪🇸22/06/2018
201713.40Londres🇬🇧06/08/2017
201613.45Gijón🇪🇸24/07/2016
201513.35La Roche-sur-Yon🇫🇷22/07/2015
201413.71Namur🇧🇪28/05/2014
201313.84Alcobendas🇪🇸28/07/2013
201114.27La Habana🇨🇺17/03/2011
201014.04La Habana🇨🇺21/05/2010
60 meters hurdles (indoor)
20207.90Ourense🇪🇸29/02/2020
20197.87Antequera🇪🇸16/02/2019
20187.84Birmingham🇬🇧03/03/2018
20177.96Karlsruhe🇩🇪04/02/2017
20167.87Łódź🇵🇱05/02/2016
20157.84Nantes🇫🇷24/01/2015
20147.96Madrid🇪🇸25/01/2014

Achievements

7th at the European Outdoor Championships (Amsterdam 2016)

Mediterranean Games vice-champion (Tarragona 2018)

Semifinalist at the Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro 2016)

Semifinalist at the World Outdoor Championships (Pekín 2015 y Londres 2017)

Semifinalist at the World Indoor Championships (Portland 2016 y Birmingham 2018)

Spanish outdoor champion and two-time vice-champion in 110m hurdles

Spanish indoor champion, vice-champion and bronze medal in 60m hurdles

Personal bests

60m hurdles (indoor) 7.64 (2016)
110m hurdles 13.35 (2015)
2020
Bronze at the Spanish Indoor Championship in 60m hurdles
Ourense 🇪🇸
2019
Team semifinalist at the European Games
Minsk 🇧🇾
DQ in the 60m hurdles qualification round at the European Indoor
Glasgow 🇬🇧
Spanish indoor vice-champion in 60m hurdles
Antequera 🇪🇸
2018
Mediterranean Games vice-champion in 110m hurdles
Tarragona 🇪🇸
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 110m hurdles
Getafe 🇪🇸
Semifinalist at the World Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles
Birmingham 🇬🇧
Spanish indoor champion in 60m hurdles
Valencia 🇪🇸
2017
Semifinalist at the World Outdoor Championships in 110m hurdles
London 🇬🇧
Semifinalist at the European Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles
Belgrado 🇷🇸
2016
7th at the European Outdoor Championships in 110m hurdles
Amsterdam 🇳🇱
Semifinalist at the Olympic Games in 110m hurdles
Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷
Spanish outdoor vice-champion in 110m hurdles
Gijón 🇪🇸
Semifinalist at the World Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles
Portland 🇺🇸
2015
Semifinalist at the World Outdoor Championships in 110m hurdles
Pekín 🇨🇳
7th at the European Team Championships in 110m hurdles
Cheboksary 🇷🇺
Spanish outdoor champion in 110m hurdles
Castellón 🇪🇸
110 meters hurdles
202014.59Palma de Mallorca🇪🇸08/08/2020
201913.74Minsk🇧🇾26/06/2019
201813.44Madrid🇪🇸22/06/2018
201713.40Londres🇬🇧06/08/2017
201613.45Gijón🇪🇸24/07/2016
201513.35La Roche-sur-Yon🇫🇷22/07/2015
201413.71Namur🇧🇪28/05/2014
201313.84Alcobendas🇪🇸28/07/2013
201114.27La Habana🇨🇺17/03/2011
201014.04La Habana🇨🇺21/05/2010
60 meters hurdles (indoor)
20207.90Ourense🇪🇸29/02/2020
20197.87Antequera🇪🇸16/02/2019
20187.84Birmingham🇬🇧03/03/2018
20177.96Karlsruhe🇩🇪04/02/2017
20167.87Łódź🇵🇱05/02/2016
20157.84Nantes🇫🇷24/01/2015
20147.96Madrid🇪🇸25/01/2014

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