Soraya Jiménez

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Soraya Jiménez
Personal information
Born 5 August 1977
Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico[1]
Died 28 March 2013(2013-03-28) (aged 35)
Mexico City, Mexico

Soraya Jiménez Mendivil (5 August 1977 – 28 March 2013) was a Mexican weightlifter and Olympic champion. She participated at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won a gold medal.[2] Jiménez was the first female athlete from Mexico to ever win an Olympic gold medal.[3]

She died at age 35 on 28 March 2013 at her home in Mexico City after suffering a heart attack.

Major results[edit]

She competed at world championships, most recently at the 2003 World Weightlifting Championships.[4]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
World Championships
2003 Canada Vancouver, Canada 58 kg 90 92.5 92.5 5 110 110 110 11 200 11
2002 Poland Warsaw, Poland 58 kg 87.5 90 92.5 9 110 115 115 9 200 9
1999 Greece Piraeus, Greece 58 kg 85 87.5 87.5 8 107.5 112.5 112.5 7 197.5 8
1998 Finland Lahti, Finland 58 kg 70 72.5 75 12 80 80 85 14 157.5 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordorica, Ana Paula (29 March 2013). "El noticiero con Lolita Ayala". El noticiero con Lolita Ayala (in Spanish). Mexico City. Televisa. XEW-TV. 
  2. ^ "Soraya Jiménez". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  3. ^ Profile: "Soraya Jimenez" Archived 11 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 19 January 2008)
  4. ^ "2003 Weightlifting World Championships - Mendivil Soraya Jimenez". iwf.net. Retrieved 23 June 2016.