“It is an honor for me to be here. I am very grateful to Spain for all the love they give me and for making me feel at home. I insist that my achievements are yours, Venezuela's, and the world's. I'm very happy, "said Rojas through her official Twitter account. One of the best athletes in the world thus summed up the emotion she experienced when she was recognized internationally. This award is added to that of December 2020, when Rojas was awarded as the Best Female Athlete of the Year by the World Athletics.
Two-time indoor world champion, two-time outdoor world champion in the triple jump specialty, she is also multiple Pan American, Bolivarian and South American medal winner. A distinguished career that began with the gold of the long jump at the 2014 South American Games in Chile, and later did the same at the 2015 South American Athletics Games in Lima. From then on, Yulimar has never stopped in the progress of marks and medals, until she became one of the top stars of world athletics. Her next goal is undoubtedly to win gold at Tokyo 2020, and add another Olympic medal to the silver she won in the triple jump at Rio 2016.
Santiago 2023 congratulates Yulimar Rojas, pride of Venezuela, whom we are waiting for in our Pan American Games!
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