Yves Niaré’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro French athlete
A.K.A. Yves Niare
Was Athlete 
From France 
Type Sports 
Gender male
Birth 20 July 1977, Saint-Maurice
Death 5 December 2012, Pirmil
(aged 35 years)

Yves Niaré (20 July 1977 – 5 December 2012) was a shot putter from France.


Niaré was born in Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne. He father was Malian shot putter Namakoro Niaré. His main honor was the silver medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships with a throw of 20.42 metres. He also finished eleventh at the 1996 World Junior Championships, and fourth at the 2009 Mediterranean Games.

Niaré competed at the 2001 World Championships, the 2006 European Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final.

His personal best throw in the shot put was 20.72 metres, a French national record, achieved in May 2008 in Versailles. He also had 63.44 metres in the discus throw, achieved in May 2007 in Chelles.

He is the brother of French High Jumper Gaëlle Niaré.


Niaré was killed on the morning of 5 December 2012 in an automobile accident. A statement regarding his death was issued by the French Athletics Federation. He was 35.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 10th Shot put 15.64 m
8th Discus throw 49.74 m
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 11th Shot put 16.12 m
12th Discus throw 47.18 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 15th (q) Shot put 16.90 m
15th (q) Discus throw 50.34 m
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th Shot put 17.91 m
12th Discus throw 53.58 m
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 2nd Shot put 18.94 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 26th (q) Shot put 18.71 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 5th Shot put 18.13 m
2005 Jeux de la Francophonie Niamey, Niger 1st Shot put 18.64 m
1st Discus throw 54.15 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20th (q) Shot put 18.70 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 15th (q) Shot put 19.62 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 23rd (q) Shot put 19.73 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 2nd Shot put 20.42 m (iNR)
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 4th Shot put 19.71 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 26th (q) Shot put 19.37 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain Shot put NM