Salem Al-Yami

Quick Facts

IntroSaudi Arabian sprinter
Is Athlete
From Saudi Arabia
Type Sports

Birth9 February 1982
Age39 years


Salem Mubarak Al-Yami (born February 9, 1982) is a Saudi Arabian sprinter specializing in the 100 metres.
He won a silver medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships, bronze medals at the 2002 and 2003 Asian Championships, and gold medals at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games as well as the 2001 and 2003 Pan Arab Championships.
Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he achieved fourth place in his 100 metres heat, narrowly failing to qualify for the second round.

Competition record

Representing  Saudi Arabia
1999World Youth ChampionshipsBydgoszcz, Poland5th100 m10.51
5th200 m21.54
World ChampionshipsSeville, Spain53rd (h)200 m21.27
2000Asian ChampionshipsJakarta, Indonesia7th200 m21.36
Olympic GamesSydney, Australia30th (h)4×100 m relay39.94
World Junior ChampionshipsSantiago, Chile2nd100m10.38 (wind: +0.1m/s)
9th (sf)200m20.95 (wind: +1.2m/s)
2001World ChampionshipsEdmonton, Canada28th (h)100 m10.21
38th (h)200 m21.03
9th (sf)4×100 m relay39.04
2002Asian ChampionshipsColombo, Sri Lanka3rd100 m10.52
2003World Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, United Kingdom35th (h)60 m6.79
World ChampionshipsParis, France46th (h)100 m10.51
4×100 m relayDNF
Asian ChampionshipsManila, Philippines3rd100 m10.28
2004Olympic GamesAthens, Greece38th (h)100 m10.36
Pan Arab GamesAlgiers, Algeria2nd100 m10.39
1st4×100 m relay39.40
2005Islamic Solidarity GamesMecca, Saudi Arabia1st100 m10.21
1st4×100 m relay39.80
World ChampionshipsHelsinki, Finland24th (qf)100 m10.48
2006Asian GamesDoha, Qatar6th4×100 m relay40.18
2007Pan Arab GamesCairo, Egypt1st4×100 m relay39.99