Yumilka Ruiz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ruiz and the second or maternal family name is Luaces.
Yumilka Ruíz Luaces
Personal information
Full name Yumilka Ruíz Luaces
Nationality  Cuba
Born (1978-05-08) 8 May 1978 (age 36)
Hometown Havana
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Spike 329 cm (130 in)
Block 315 cm (124 in)
Volleyball information
Position Outside hitter
Number 1
Last updated: October 2011
Yumilka Ruiz
Medal record
Women's volleyball
Competitor for  Cuba
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold 2000 Sydney Team
Bronze 2004 Athens Team
World Championship
Gold 1998 Japan Team
FIVB World Cup
Gold 1999 Japan Team
World Grand Champions Cup
Silver 1997 Japan Team
World Grand Prix
Gold 2000 Manila Team
Silver 1997 Kobe Team
Silver 2008 Yokohama Team
Bronze 1998 Hong Kong Team
Pan American Games
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Silver 2003 Santo Domingo Team
NORCECA Championship
Gold 2007 Winnipeg Team
Pan-American Cup
Gold 2007 Colima Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Silver 2006 Cartagena Team

Yumilka Daysi Ruíz Luaces (born 8 May 1978 in Havana) is a retired volleyball player from Cuba, who represented her native country in four consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1996.[1] She twice won a gold medal with the national team in 1996[2] and 2000;[3] she also claimed the bronze at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.[4]

She retired in 2008 aged 30.[5] At 1.79m the outside hitter had a jumping power reaching 3.28m.

In August 2008 she was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee by the 120th IOC Session.[6]

After three years of inactivity Ruiz made a comeback in 2012 to play in Russian League for Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG and participated in the European Champions League. She is still in contract with the club for 2013/14.

Clubs[edit]

  • Italy Medinex Reggio Calabria (1996–2000)
  • Cuba Ciudad Habana (2000–2006)
  • Russia Uralochka-NTMK (2004–2005)
  • Cuba Camagüey (2006–2008)
  • Russia Uralochka-NTMK (2012–)

Awards[edit]

Individuals[edit]

Clubs[edit]

  • 2004/2005 Russian Super League - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Uralochka-NTMK
  • 2000 CEV Cup - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1999/2000 Italian Championship - Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 2000 Italian Super Cup - Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 2000 Italian Cup - Coccarda Italia.svg Champion, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1998/1999 Italian Championship - Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1999 Italian Cup - Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria
  • 1998 CEV Cup - Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Medinex Reggio Calabria

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yumilka Daysi Ruíz Luaces
  2. ^ "Cuba Wins Volleyball Gold". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 2000-08-13. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  3. ^ CNN/Sports Illustrated. "Cuba women win third consecutive Olympic title". Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Cuba wins women's volleyball bronze by beating Brazil". USA Today. Associated Press. 2004-08-29. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  5. ^ Granma. "Yumilka Ruiz ratifica su retiro del deporte activo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-02-21. [dead link]
  6. ^ CCTV. "Four athletes elected to IOC Athletes´ Commission". Retrieved 2010-02-21. 

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